Scripture Verse

By His wounds we are healed.@Isaiah 53:5

Introduction

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William Cowper
(1731–1800)

Words: Will­iam Cow­per, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 1, num­ber 14.

Music: Grä­fen­berg Jo­hann Crü­ger, Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Me­li­ca 1647 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The People of Capernaum Bringing Jesus Many to Heal
William B. Hole (1846–1917)

Lyrics

Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayer
[originally, Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are]
We wait to feel Thy touch;
Deep wounded souls to Thee repair,
And Savior, we are such.

Our faith is feeble, we confess
We faintly trust Thy Word;
But wilt Thou pity us the less?
Be that far from Thee, Lord!

Remember him who once applied
With trembling for relief
Lord, I believe, with tears he cried;
O help my unbelief!

She, too, who touched Thee in the press
And healing virtue stole,
Was answered, Daughter, go in peace;
Thy faith has made thee whole.

Concealed amid the gathering throng,
She would have shunned Thy view;
And if her faith was firm and strong,
Had strong misgivings too.

Like her, with hopes and fears we come,
To touch Thee if we may;
O send us not despairing home,
Send none unhealed away.