This Heartbreak Can Be Healed

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One of the most counter-intuitive titles for the Messiah, at least to the Jews who were awaiting His triumphant return, must have been "Man of Sorrows." Isaiah prophesied of this coming king that "He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not." (Isaiah 53:3). But this perplexing title becomes one of the most tender to the believer. Jesus is a conqueror, a rescuer, a deliverer - yes - but also a compassionate sympathizer who is intimately acquainted with our griefs and uniquely able to console and cheer us. He can join us in the mire of our pain and struggles, having tasted our weakness and even our sins. He feels our pain and weeps with us. This song was written for a particular believer who endured a terrible betrayal by someone extremely close that almost resulted in death. Though not all of us have experienced that paticular depth of suffering, we all know the sting of betrayal; we have all been hurt by the ones we love. This song encourages us that Jesus weeps with us, that he is able to care for us, and it leads us to cry out to Him in faith that our heartbreaks can indeed be healed by his divine touch. And perhaps most encouraging of all, even though we too have not only been the betrayed but also the betrayer - having a hand in the crucifixion of Jesus because of our rebellion and disbelief - He offers us love and forgiveness. So too may we, in the strength of our Savior, hold out love and forgiveness to the ones who betray us.


Verse 1:
When dearest ones my love betray
And darkness overwhelms,
When flesh is fading fast away,
And gone are life-long dreams
The Man of Sorrows shall draw near,
The One who knows my grief,
And with a sympathetic tear
Will run to my relief.

O Man of Sorrows, come to me,
Your tender care reveal;
Through bitter tears I still believe
This heartbreak can be healed.

Verse 2:
The Spirit whispers to my soul
That I am safe and loved,
His promise shall my life uphold-
His grace will be enough.
Betrayed and yet betrayer too,
This pain I cause of Him,
And though my sin He always knew
His love will never dim.

Words & Music by David L. Ward
© 2015, admin by Thousand Tongues


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I think you've found the sweet spot for your vocalizations. Your lyrics and musical compositions keep getting better too.

On the second half of the Chorus you might try three stages or progressions to reflect the struggle and growth of faith many (like myself) experience:

First time:
Through bitter tears can I believe
This heartbreak can be healed?

Second time:
Through bitter tears will I believe
This heartbreak can be healed?

Third time:
Through bitter tears I still believe
This heartbreak can be healed.
» Rick Owen on May 6th, 2015

Wow! This song captures the essence of Isaiah 53 with the prophecy of the coming messiah. Not just any messiah but an empathetic Redeemer. Wish I knew how to play this song as Mr Ward played it.
» MATT GUTTING on April 18th, 2018
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