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.
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.