Scripture Verse

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for Thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: Jes­se P. Tomp­kins, 1896. Pub­lished in Fair­er Than Day (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 155.

Music: Tomp­kins George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Savior, give, oh, give me rest
For this torn and troubled breast;
Sin has bound me with its chain,
Come Thou Lamb for sinners slain.

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Savior, heal, oh, heal me now,
As before Thy throne I bow;
All my tears cannot redeem;
Plunge me in the crimson stream.

Come, oh, come, with me abide,
Let me feel Thy blood applied;
Humbly at Thy feet I bow,
In my weakness heal me now.

Refrain

If I aught withhold from Thee,
Break the bond and set me free;
Come and bid all sin depart,
Stamp Thine image on my heart.

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Now, just now, I feel the flood,
’Tis the ever precious blood;
I am Thine, and this is bliss,
’Tis Thy reconciling kiss.

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