Scripture Verse

If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. Matthew 9:21


Words: M. Col­qu­houn, in Re­demp­tion Songs (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing & In­glis, 1900), num­ber 867.

Music: Se­la­fo M. Col­qu­houn (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know Col­qu­houn’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


She came to Jesus, one of old;
Who sent her He has not revealed;
This only are we plainly told,
How she by simple faith was healed.


O touch Him too! O touch Him too!
There’s virtue still in Christ for thee;
His blood can cleanse, His power can save,
Though crimson dyed your sins may be.

She heard, she came, she touched the hem
Of His loose garment in the way;
Immediately through her weak frame
She felt the thrill of health that day.


I came with all my guilt and sin;
Knelt in contrition at His feet;
The Holy Spirit entered in,
And wrought in me a change complete.


O come to Him, and rest assured!
Whate’er thy sin He’ll welcome thee;
Whoever came to Him was cured,
And from all doubt and fear set free.