The image here of Jesus’ love and mercy pouring over all of us and washing away our sin is very powerful. By being washed in his love and mercy we can learn how to extend the same to all those we meet. As we look at the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, the line, “break my heart for what breaks yours” becomes a prayer.
When I listen to this song I am reminded that it is when we approach Jesus with humility that we can accept his mercy. A proud person or one unaware of their sins has no need for mercy. Trading a worldly crown for Jesus’ mercy gives us what we need to be who God calls us to be.