Even The Least Of These

As the barren tress in winter
Must endure their shame til spring
The poor and disadvantaged
Hope for what the day might bring
But the night keeps getting longer
And despair is setting in
How can these hopeless, broken ones
Begin their lives again?

CHORUS
With even the least of these
You’ve done what you’ve done for me
So lay down your lives
And share the love you’ve known
With even the least of these
You’ve done what you’ve done for me
So give them my love
The debt you’ll always owe

We write them off and try to go on
With our lives, but then
There’s part of them in all of us
Why can’t we comprehend?
That in some small way we’ve all been
Hungry, jailed or sold
Seems we’ve traded our compassion
For a nugget of fool’s good

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Don’t turn your back
Don’t walk away
Look in their eyes
Hear what they say
Love will find a way
To love them all to life…

CHORUS

When compassion’s not so trendy
It’s no longer cool to care
We may not feel like giving
Or like taking time for prayer
But we ask you, Lord, to keep us
That we not be found asleep
If you find us growing cold and hard
Lord, teach us how to weep

CHORUS

Written by Chuck Brown, Tom Niehus & Bill DeWees

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