Scripture Verse

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for Thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14

Introduction

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Jacob W. Byers
(1859–1944)

Words: Ja­cob W. By­ers, in Songs of the Ev­en­ing Light, ed­it­ed by Bar­ney E. War­ren & An­drew By­ers (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet Pub­lish­ing, 1897), num­ber 245, alt.

Music: Guide Mar­cus M. Wells, 1858 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Savior, now I come to Thee,
Weak and helpless from disease,
Asking Thee to set me free,
Give me life and health and peace.

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I am trusting, Lord, in Thee,
O dear Lamb of Calvary,
Humbly at Thy cross I bow,
Jesus heals me, heals me now.

Break the strength of Satan’s hand,
Speak this sore disease away,
For I know at Thy command
Every power must obey.

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Precious Savior, this I know—
’Tis Thy will to set me free;
On me, now this grace bestow,
As I claim my liberty.

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Now I stand upon Thy word,
Now the promise I believe;
It is mine, I take it, Lord,
Perfect healing I receive.

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