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

Introduction

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

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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