broken cups, chipped plates
     throw them all into the lake
          of fire and brimstone, then you’ll rid
               the world of every broken kid

King David sent out a decree to find
any lost descendant of his friend, Jonathan.
In the land of Lo Debar, lived the remaining kindred,
a son, crippled from the age of five.  David claimed
Mephibosheth as his own son, to become a prince
in the royal palace.  The king overlooked the flaws,
and saw what was good in the heart of the boy.
An act of grace like that of God.

               broken cups, chipped plates
          gather them up from the lake
     love and grace is what you give
to bring the world to a broken kid