520. Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

1 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
was strong to heal and save;
it triumphed o'er disease and death,
o'er darkness and the grave:
to thee they went, the deaf, the dumb,
the palsied and the lame,
the beggar with his sightless eyes,
the sick with fevered frame.

2 And lo, thy touch brought life and health,
gave speech and strength and sight;
and youth renewed and frenzy calmed
owned thee, the Lord oflight:
and now, O Lord, be near to bless,
almighty as of yore,
in crowded street, by restless couch,
as by Gennesareth's shore.

3 Be thou our great deliverer still,
thou Lord of life and death;
restore and quicken, soothe and bless,
with thine almighty breath:
to hands that work, and eyes that see,
give wisdom's heavenly lore,
that whole and sick, and weak and strong,
may praise thee evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
Author: Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821-1891)
Meter: DCM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Presence of; Healing; Jesus: Life and Ministry (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Croft (1678-1727)
Meter: DCM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: A Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms, 1708

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