Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lent:: Day 20

Here we are at the halfway point of Lent. I wish you blessings on your journey to Jerusalem with the Savior. I am home for a third straight day with the flu, so perhaps that's why this particular hymn spoke to me so directly today:

"Heal Us, Emmanuel"

Text: William Cowper, 1779
Tune: GRAEFENBERGER, Johann Crueger, 1647

Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayer,
We wait to feel Thy touch;
Deep wounded souls to Thee repair,
And Savior, we are such.

Our faith is feeble, we confess
We faintly trust Thy Word;
But wilt Thou pity us the less?
Be that far from Thee, Lord!

Remember him who once applied
With trembling for relief
“Lord, I believe,” with tears he cried;
“O help my unbelief!”

She, too, who touched Thee in the press
And healing virtue stole,
Was answered, “Daughter, go in peace;
Thy faith has made thee whole.”

Concealed amid the gathering throng,
She would have shunned Thy view;
And if her faith was firm and strong,
Had strong misgivings too.

Like her, with hopes and fears we come
To touch Thee if we may;
O send us not despairing home;
Send none unhealed away.

This hymn, like many I've included can be read and MIDI files heard at The Cyberhymnal.


April said...

Praying for healing for you, Psalmy!

Psalmist said...

Thanks so much, April! I was back at work today and have even got most of my weekend "stuff" ready now. But ready to crash now and have an easy Saturday.

You were sweet to comment and pray. I think it worked!