It has been written, "Jesus went about doing good." What a pity it is that so many of us are content with just going about.


The woman was guilty, so guilty was she;
Caught in the act of adultery.
The Pharisees were angry and had their say,
"She must be stoned without delay."
But Jesus had compassion!

A wicked man climbed up a tree,
A vision of Christ was his destiny,
He was mean and crafty, dishonest and small,
He was known as a parasite, hated by all.
But Jesus had compassion!

The children, too, would Jesus see
Touch him and gather round his knee,
Look into his eyes and tell him their names,
They were told to be off, no time for their games.
But Jesus had compassion!

The blind man heard o'er the hue and cry,
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.'
And was told when he cried, "0, please Lord, help me!"
"Be quiet! The master cannot be bothered with thee."
But Jesus had compassion!

The lepers lived outside the city wall,
"Unclean! unclean!" was their plaintive call.
Cut off by disease from a normal life,
From Temple, from market, from family, from wife,
But Jesus had compassion!