Scripture Verse

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Matthew 9:12


William Hunter

Words: Will­iam Hunt­er, Songs of De­vo­tion 1859. Re­frain by Ri­chard Kem­pen­felt, 1777.

Music: Sympathy John H. Stock­ton, Joy­ful Songs, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Com­bined (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Book Room, 1869) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stock­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hunt­er, would you ?

Jesus Healing the Sick
Gustave Doré


The great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh! hear the voice of Jesus.


Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessèd Jesus.

Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
Oh! hear the voice of Jesus;
Go on your way in peace to Heav’n,
And wear a crown with Jesus.


All glory to the dying Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessèd Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus.


The children, too, both great and small,
Who love the name of Jesus,
May now accept the gracious call
To work and live for Jesus.


Come, brethren, help me sing His praise,
Oh, praise the name of Jesus;
Oh, sisters, all your voices raise,
Oh, bless the name of Jesus.


His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus;
Oh! how my soul delights to hear
The charming name of Jesus.


And when to that bright world above,
We rise to see our Jesus,
We’ll sing around the throne of love
His name, the name of Jesus.