Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for Thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
Words: Jesse P. Tompkins, 1896. Published in Fairer Than Day (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1903), number 155.
Music: Tompkins George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).
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Savior, give, oh, give me rest
For this torn and troubled breast;
Sin has bound me with its chain,
Come Thou Lamb for sinners slain.
Savior, heal, oh, heal me now,
As before Thy throne I bow;
All my tears cannot redeem;
Plunge me in the crimson stream.
Come, oh, come, with me abide,
Let me feel Thy blood applied;
Humbly at Thy feet I bow,
In my weakness heal me now.
If I aught withhold from Thee,
Break the bond and set me free;
Come and bid all sin depart,
Stamp Thine image on my heart.
Now, just now, I feel the flood,
’Tis the ever precious blood;
I am Thine, and this is bliss,
’Tis Thy reconciling kiss.