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When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

How many times can one heart break?
It was never supposed to be this way
Look in the mirror, but you find someone you never thought you’d be

Oh, but I can still recognize
The one I love in your tear stained eyes
I know you might not see him now, so lift your eyes to me

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

You see your worst mistake
But I see the price I paid
And there’s nothing you could ever do, to lose what grace has won

So hold on, it’s not the end
No, this is where love’s work begins
I’m making all things new
And I will make a miracle of you

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

I see my child, my beloved
The new creation you’re becoming
You see the scars from when you fell
But I see the stories they will tell

You see worthless, I see priceless
You see pain, but I see a purpose
You see unworthy, undeserving
But I see you through eyes of mercy

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
You’re not too far gone
You’re one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet, no
When you see wounded, I see mended

Ooh, I see mended
Woah, oh I see mended
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

Songwriter: West Matthew
UMG (on behalf of Sparrow (SPR)); Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor, and 5 Music Rights Societies

About This Song

"Over the last several years I’ve been collecting people’s stories, giving them an opportunity to share their testimonies with me. If I had to pinpoint one common theme that I picked up on in the thousands of stories that I’ve read, it’s been this one theme that’s really driven me to write songs like “Day One, “Grace Wins“, and now “Mended“. It’s the theme of broken chapters of people’s stories, less than perfect parts of their life. They don’t know what to do with the broken chapters.

Some share about chapters that have been written by the choices of sin in their life and they just aren’t sure what to do. They think, “How can God forgive me? How can God love me?” Others share about chapters that have been handed to them. Broken chapters, like the woman who inspired “Mended“. She’s been a victim of abuse her entire life. She didn’t ask for that chapter. But it’s part of her story and it’s not pretty. It’s left her wounded. One-by-one I sense people thinking, “How could God still love me? How can God still have a plan for me? How could He, if He knows about these wounded parts of my story?”

The Scriptures remind us that God sees us differently than we see ourselves.

We look in the mirror and we see what we’ve done, but God looks at you and He sees what He’s done, through His Son Jesus. You might see wounded but God sees Mended. Praise God for that."

- Matthew West