Scripture Verse

I am the Lord that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26

Introduction

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Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872)

Words: Tho­mas Hast­ings, Spir­it­u­al Songs for So­cial Wor­ship (Uti­ca, New York: 1831–32).

Music: Che­nies Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes

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Timothy R. Matthews
(1826–1910)

Lyrics

Before Thy footstool kneeling,
To Thee, O Lord, we cry;
While for Thy gift of healing
We raise our voice on high:
Diseases and afflictions
Thy ready servants are;
Chastisement and corrections,
To quicken us in prayer.

We own our guilt and folly,
But Thou canst still forgive;
And Thou, most high and holy,
Canst bid the sick revive:
Though now cast down in sorrow,
In darkness and distress,
Joy may return tomorrow,
Through Thy restoring grace.

As suppliants now before Thee,
In Thy great name we plead;
Physician, we adore Thee,
And trembling ask Thine aid:
Before Thy footstool kneeling,
To Thee, to Thee we cry:
Send down Thy gift of healing
On Thee our souls rely.