Scripture Verse

When the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them. Luke 4:40


Le Christ Guérissant un Malade
Mathieu I. van Brée 1773–1839

Words: Val­en­tine March, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness No. 2, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1890), num­ber 106.

Music: Lake Ta­hoe John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney


Then when the sun was set they came
And brought the loved ones, blind and lame,
To Him who wondrous words had taught,
And miracles so mighty wrought,
In Galilee, in Galilee.

’Twas not till setting of the sun,
No, not till night had just begun—
They brought at last the loved ones ill,
To supplicate the Master’s skill,
On bended knee, on bended knee.

’Twas passing strange so long they’d wait,
These suffering and disconsolate.
Why tarry all the weary day!
Why did the sick ones still delay
The Christ to see, the Christ to see?

O Great Physician from above,
Heal Thou the sin-sick souls we love!
But, Master, grant we may not bide
So long a time—till eventide—
To ask of Thee, to ask of Thee.