*this liturgical song was composed by Manuel V. Francisco, SJ, sung by the Bukas Palad Ministry of the Ateneo de Manila University. Click HERE for the YouTube video to accompany the lyrics. The song was dedicated to Sen. Benigno (Ninoy) Aquino Jr. and Pres. Corazon Aquino, a reflection of Fr. Francisco’s fervent prayers for the Philippines.

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Where there is fear I can allay
Where there is pain I can heal
Where there are wounds I can bind
And hunger I can fill

Lord, grant me courage
Lord, grant me strength
Grant me compassion
That I may be Your heart today

Where there is hate I can confront
Where there are yokes I can release
Where there are captives I can free
And anger I can appease

When comes the day I dread
To see our broken world
Protect me from my cell grown cold
That Your people I may behold

Where there is fear I can allay
Where there is pain I can heal
Where there are wounds I can bind
And hunger I can fill 

And when I’ve done all that I could
Yet there are hearts I can not move
Lord, give me hope
That I may be Your heart today

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