I will bring health and healing…I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33:6
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 742.
Recovery from sickness.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Vincent,
Encouraged by Thy love and care,
I bend the suppliant knee,
And offer in Thy house of prayer,
My vows, oh Lord, to Thee.
When languor seized my feeble frame,
And threatened speedy death,
From Thee the timely succor came,
Which gave me back my breath.
Now by Thy power and grace restored,
And rescued from the grave,
What shall I render to the Lord,
Who mighty is to save?
To Thee, my kind delivering friend,
I yield my sinful heart;
My all I give, till life shall end,
Nor from Thee will depart.
Upheld by Thine almighty grace,
My love to Thee I’ll prove;
With zeal will run the Christian race
Till I arrive above.