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About six weeks ago Pastor James Ray Palmer woke up in the middle of the night with the inspiration to write an uplifting song for healthcare workers. Several years earlier a member of James’ family spent time at Methodist Hospital and James never forgot about the compassionate care that doctors, nurses, and other clinicians delivered. Shortly after composing the song in his home studio, James found himself at Methodist with an enlarged prostate that needed surgery. For the past several days he’s been playing his song to just about everyone willing to listen. “Music has been a part of our family’s ministry for a long time. I started playing the piano when I was about eight years old,’ said James. “The message of the song is very simple. I believe the key for healthcare workers is the word, compassion. Compassion is not just love, but it’s a broken heartedness kind of love. I see that in these healthcare workers that cared for me and my family. I can tell that for them, it’s more than just a job. It’s a calling. They are called, not just hired.”