A woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment.@Matthew 9:20

Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth, in Songs of Joy and Gladness, by John R. Sweney, William Kirkpatrick et al. (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald, Gill & Company, 1885), number 140.

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

An eager, restless crowd drew near,
And round the Savior pressed;
But one, with warm and loving faith,
His healing power confessed.

Refrain

She had touched the hem of His garment,
Trusting with all her soul;
For every touch of the loving Jesus
Can make the wounded whole.

The multitude, with curious eyes,
Just gazed upon His face;
But she glanced up with hope, and love,
To feel His saving grace.

Refrain

Oh, near to Christ the many came,
In that most favored hour!
But one stretched out the hand of faith,
And touched His healing power.

Refrain

Of all who throng His courts today,
Who shall receive His Word?
Who shall reach forth with faith sincere,
To touch the healing Lord?

Come and touch the hem of His garment,
Trusting with all your soul;
For every touch of the loving Jesus
Can make the wounded whole.