Category Archives: music

Lyrics: Jesus, Friend of a Wounded Heart

Since I live in China, the internet ministry is really my church. I woke up and decided to listen to Moody Church Hour.  (I’ll go to the cathedral for Pentecost mass this evening, but that will be in Chinese.)

I listened to a recording entitled “When We are Forgiven” and it opened with this powerful song, Jesus, Friend of a Wounded Heart. Boy, I wish we sang this at my church back in Illinois.

Friend of a Wounded Heart

Smile, make them think you’re happy
Lie and say that things are fine
And hide that empty longing that you feel
Don’t ever show it, just keep your heart concealed

Why are the days so lonely?
I wonder where, where can a heart go free?
And who will dry the tears that no one sees?
There must be someone to share your silent dreams

Caught like a leaf in the wind
Looking for a friend, where can you turn?
Whisper the words of a prayer
And you’ll find Him there, arms open wide, love in His eyes

Jesus, He meets you where you are
Jesus, He heals your secret scars
All the love you’re longing for is Jesus
The friend of a wounded heart

Joy comes like the morning
Hope deepens as you grow
And peace beyond the reaches of your soul
Comes blowing through you for love has made you whole

Once like a leaf in the wind
Looking for a friend, where could you turn?
You spoke the words of a prayer
And you found Him there, arms open wide, love in His eyes

Jesus, He meets you where you are
Jesus, He heals your secret scars
All the love you’re longing for is Jesus
The friend of a wounded heart

Jesus, He meets you where you are
Jesus, He heals your secret scars
And all the love you’re longing for is Jesus
All the love that you need, oh it’s Jesus
The friend of a wounded heart

Friend of a wounded heart, friend of a wounded heart
Friend of a wounded heart, friend of a wounded heart

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