most of the time compassion is used to describe the Lord toward His people.
1.any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2.strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3.strong sexual desire; lust.
4.an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5.a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:
a passion for music.
7.the object of such a fondness or desire:
Accuracy became a passion with him.
1.the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
2.the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself:
By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.
1.harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
2.the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.
3.the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.
synonym for mercy