Scripture Verse

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me. Psalm 6:2


Words: God­frey Thring, 1866.

Music: La­cry­mæ Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thring (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Arthur S. Sullivan


Heal me, O my Savior, heal;
Heal me as I suppliant kneel;
Heal me, and my pardon seal.

Fresh the wounds that sin hath made;
Hear the prayers I oft have prayed,
And in mercy send me aid.

Helpless, none can help me now;
Cheerless, none can cheer but Thou;
Suppliant, Lord, to Thee I bow.

Thou the true Physician art;
Thou, O Christ, canst health impart,
Binding up the bleeding heart.

Other comforters are gone;
Thou canst heal, and Thou alone;
Thou for all my sins atone.

Heal me, then, my Savior, heal:
Heal me, as I suppliant kneel;
To Thy mercy I appeal.