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God Is Near the Brokenhearted

by Zach James, Timothy Zieger

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A special one-off original song by Zach James and Timothy Zieger. A gift for 2020's Advent season.


To a world which held power as a value
And held wealth as the mark of human worth
Came the Christ as a baby in a manger
Whose coming birth was first spoken to a shepherd

Have the mind that we see in Jesus Christ
Who would stand / with the sinners, not the saints
With the lonely and the hard to love, the ones with none to give
God is near the brokenhearted

From a voice which had called light out of darkness
And a hand which had raised up every mountain
Came a call just as quiet as a whisper
An embrace just as yielding as a mother

On a cross that was fashioned for the guilty
Hung a man who had broken not a bruised reed
Who in pain wouldn’t curse the ones who broke him
But instead asked his father to forgive them


released December 11, 2020
Words by Timothy Zieger, Music by Zach James
© 2020 Zaspr Media LLC

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Zach James
Cover Art by Timothy Zieger

CCLI Song #: 7166752


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