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185. There Is a Balm in Gilead

Refrain:
There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole;
there is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.

1 Sometimes I feel discouraged
and think my work’s in vain,
but then the Holy Spirit
revives my soul again. [Refrain]

2 If you cannot preach like Peter,
if you cannot pray like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus
and say, “He died for all.” [Refrain]

3 Don’t ever be discouraged,
for Jesus is your friend;
and if you lack for knowledge
he’ll not refuse to lend. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged
Title: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Jeremiah 8:22
Topic: Healing, Forgiveness; Guidance; Hope, Comfort (3 more...)
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is a balm in Gilead
Tune Information
Name: BALM IN GILEAD
Key: F Major
Source: African American spiritual



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