608. There Is a Balm in Gilead

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.
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole,
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

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!"
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole,
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

3 Don't ever feel discouraged,
For Jesus is your friend;
And if you lack for knowledge
He'll ne'er refuse to lend.
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole,
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

Text Information
First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged
Title: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Jeremiah 8:22
Topic: Funeral; Pastoral Care of the Sick; Penance (11 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BALM IN GILEAD
Harmonizer: David Hurd, b. 1950
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Copyright: © 1985, GIA Publications, Inc.



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