Scripture Verse

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the Gospel is preached. Luke 7:22


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 48. Miracles of Christ.

Music: Fer­gu­son George Kings­ley, 1843 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome or Kings­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, Thy name de­clares
Thy work and Thy de­light;
To nu­mer­ous sick Thou gav­est health
And to the blind their sight.

The man with wi­thered hand
Implored re­lief from Thee;
That hand made whole, was stretch­èd forth
In thank­ful­ness to Thee.

The lame are made to walk,
The deaf and dumb to speak;
The graves Thy high com­mand ob­ey,
And lo, the dead awake!

The same Thy pow­er and grace,
My wants and griefs the same;
Speak, Lord, and I shall be re­stored,
Thy won­ders to pro­claim.