Scripture Verse

I am the Lord who heals you. Exodus 15:26


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 741. Re­co­ve­ry from sick­ness.

Music: Board­man, va­ri­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to Charles Jef­freys (ar­ranged by Charles Kings­ley), or L. De­ver­eux (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know De­ve­reux’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Let all my pow­ers unite to bless
My Sav­ior and my God,
Proclaim aloud His rich­est grace,
And spread His fame abroad.

When sore dis­eas­es threat­ened death,
’Twas He res­trained their pow­er,
Did then pro­long my fleet­ing breath,
My fee­ble frame re­store.

I mourned and chat­tered like a dove,
And none could help af­ford,
Till God in bound­less grace and love,
Pronounced the heal­ing word.

He spake, and lo, af­flict­ing pains
My wast­ed limbs for­sook;
Death threw his poi­soned dart in vain,
For He re­pelled the stroke.

What shall I re­nder to my God,
For His dis­ting­uished love?
With joy I’ll vi­sit His abode,
And all His gifts im­prove.