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If you want a heart of sympathy
Then pray to God to help you, please
See the world that Jesus sees

But be careful what you ask Him for
Cause if you're gonna open up that door
There's no going back to before

Cause once you see a mother who can't feed
The baby that cries in her arms
Your heart will break and you'll lay awake
No, sleep won't come quick anymore
So do you want to know?

You pass him on the way to work
He holds a sign beside the curb
You look away and avoid the hurt

Cause why should you be held responsible

Besides, he'll probably just spend it all
On cigarettes and alcohol

But once you see that the man on the street
Has a name and a family like you
Your heart will break and you'll lay awake
Cause you'll understand God loves him, too
So do you want to know?
Oh, no

If you want a heart of sympathy
Then pray to God to help you see

But once you see a world that's in need
And a sorrow you just can't ignore
Your heart's gonna break and you'll lay awake
Cause you'll know you could do so much more
Do you want to know?

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