A Woman Was Sick

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1 A woman was sick
and took to her bed.
She had a fever,
an ache in her head.
Her daughter cried out,
“Oh, Simon, my dear,
my mother’s so ill!
She’s dying, I fear!”

2 Her husband replied,
“Now don’t be afraid!
I will ask Jesus
to come to her aid.
He’s just up the street,
not that far away.
I know that he plans
to come here today.”

3 When Jesus arrived
he stood at her bed,
touched her hand gently,
and raised up her head.
The woman was healed,
her fever was gone!
She rose to serve him
as she’d always done.

4 The news quickly spread
throughout the whole land:
Jesus had saved her
with his healing hand!
The sick came in droves,
the blind, and the lame,
to be healed as well
in Love’s holy name.

5 Find hope in these signs
God's reign has begun,
hope in believing
what Jesus has done.
Take heart in the one,
made well by his care,
who rose up to serve
and gratefully share.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #8

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: A woman was sick
Title: A Woman Was Sick
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2006)
Meter: 5.5.5.5 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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