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. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her 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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