I Was Sick, I Was Sad (You Visited Me)

I was sick, I was sad, and you visited me

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: VISITING
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I was sick, I was sad, and you visited me,
on my hospital bed and you visited me,
and by just being there,
giving hope, showing care
you brought kindness, God's lovingkindness.

2 I was lost and alone, and you visited me,
I was cold to the bone and you visited me,
and by just being there,
giving hope, showing care,
you brought kindness, God's lovingkindness.

3 I was locked in my cell and you visited me,
in the dark of my shell and you visited me,
and by just being there,
giving hope, showing care,
you brought kindness, God's lovingkindness.

4 In a word, in a smile, when you visited me,
set to listen awhile, when you visited me,
you brought love through the door,
you brought friendship and more -
you brought kindness, God's lovingkindness.

Source: New Hymns of Hope #119

Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: I was sick, I was sad, and you visited me
Title: I Was Sick, I Was Sad (You Visited Me)
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 12.12.12.9
Language: English
Copyright: © 2014 Hope Publishing Company

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