Scripture Verse

A woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment. Matthew 9:20


Words & Mu­sic: George F. Root, in Faith Hymns, ed­ited by Charles Cul­lis (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Will­ard Tract Re­po­si­to­ry, 1887) (🔊 pdf nwc).

George F. Root


She only touched the hem of His garment
As to His side she stole,
Amid the crowd that gathered around Him,
And straightway she was whole.


Oh, touch the hem of His garment!
And thou, too, shalt be free!
His saving power this very hour
Shall give new life to thee!

She came in fear and trembling before Him,
She knew her Lord had come;
She felt that from Him virtue had healed her,
The mighty deed was done.


He turned with Daughter, be of good comfort,
Thy faith hath made thee whole!

And peace that passeth all understanding
With gladness filled her soul.