Scripture Verse

When He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto Him, Yea, Lord. Matthew 9:28

Introduction

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Christ Healing
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Words: Ma­ry B. Win­gate, in Sac­red Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gran­a­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1899), num­ber 11.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Wingate
(1845–1933)

Lyrics

The blind men to Jesus cried out by the way,
Beseeching in darkness for light;
Oh help, Son of David, have mercy, we pray,
And grant us the blessing of sight.

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Believe ye that I am able, able to do this?
According unto your faith be it unto you.

O Christian, so weary of sorrow and sin,
Your darkness will vanish away;
His light like the glory of noontide, shine in—
To you He is saying today,

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Oh wand’rer if you would a blessing receive,
He’s passing, oh do not delay;
But answer Him quickly,
Yea, Lord, I believe,
To you He is saying today,

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The same Son of David is healing today,
All those who upon Him call;
Yes, Jesus of Nazareth is passing this way,
He’s saying to us, one and all,

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