Scripture Verse

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Matthew 9:12


William Hunter (1811–1877)

Words: Will­iam Hunt­er, Songs of De­vo­tion 1859. Re­frain by Ri­chard Kem­pen­felt, 1777.

Music: Sympathy John H. Stock­ton, Joy­ful Songs, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Com­bined (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Book Room, 1869) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stock­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hunt­er,


The great Phy­si­cian now is near,
The sym­pa­thiz­ing Je­sus;
He speaks the droop­ing heart to cheer,
Oh! hear the voice of Je­sus.


Sweetest note in se­raph song,
Sweetest name on mor­tal tongue;
Sweetest ca­rol ev­er sung,
Jesus, bless­èd Je­sus.

Your ma­ny sins are all for­giv’n,
Oh! hear the voice of Je­sus;
Go on your way in peace to Heav’n,
And wear a crown with Je­sus.


All glo­ry to the dy­ing Lamb!
I now be­lieve in Je­sus;
I love the bless­èd Sav­ior’s name,
I love the name of Je­sus.


The child­ren, too, both great and small,
Who love the name of Je­sus,
May now ac­cept the gra­cious call
To work and live for Je­sus.


Come, breth­ren, help me sing His praise,
Oh, praise the name of Je­sus;
Oh, sis­ters, all your voic­es raise,
Oh, bless the name of Je­sus.


His name dis­pels my guilt and fear,
No oth­er name but Je­sus;
Oh! how my soul de­lights to hear
The charm­ing name of Je­sus.


And when to that bright world above,
We rise to see our Je­sus,
We’ll sing around the throne of love
His name, the name of Je­sus.


Jesus Healing the Sick
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)