Scripture Verse

I am the Lord that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26


Thomas Hastings (1784–1872)

Words: Tho­mas Hast­ings, Spi­ri­tu­al Songs for So­cial Wor­ship (Uti­ca, New York: 1831–32).

Music: Che­nies Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Timothy R. Matthews (1826–1910)


Before Thy foot­stool kneel­ing,
To Thee, O Lord, we cry;
While for Thy gift of heal­ing
We raise our voice on high:
Diseases and af­flict­ions
Thy rea­dy ser­vants are;
Chastisement and cor­rect­ions,
To quick­en us in pray­er.

We own our guilt and fol­ly,
But Thou canst still for­give;
And Thou, most high and ho­ly,
Canst bid the sick re­vive:
Though now cast down in sor­row,
In dark­ness and dis­tress,
Joy may re­turn to­mor­row,
Through Thy re­stor­ing grace.

As sup­pli­ants now be­fore Thee,
In Thy great name we plead;
Physician, we adore Thee,
And trem­bling ask Thine aid:
Before Thy foot­stool kneel­ing,
To Thee, to Thee we cry:
Send down Thy gift of heal­ing
On Thee our souls re­ly.