A wretched man, both dumb and deaf

A wretched man, both dumb and deaf

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1 A Wretched man, both dumb and deaf,
Brought to our Lord to get relief;
Was made to know the Saviour's pow'r,
When he receiv'd immediate cure.

2 The Saviour us'd but simple means,
Such as the haughty world disdains;
When he first took him from the throng,
To make him hear and loose his tongue.

3 The cure the Saviour on him wrought,
Was not as carnal reason taught;
To cure this man the Saviour made,
No boast or shew, or great parade.

4 His Ephphatha, his sigh and look,
Through all the pow'rs of darkness broke;
It burst, and loosed Satan's chain,
The man could hear and speak again.

5 Are we not also deaf and dumb,
And wretched creatures from the womb;
We cannot speak the Saviour's praise,
Until we feel his work of grace.

6 When we are taken from the crowd,
And with his light and grace endow'd;
Then by experience we shall know,
Jesus, that great Physician too.

7 Then of his wonders we can tell,
And testify that all is well;
The pow'r of Jesus does appear,
The dumb they speak, the deaf they hear.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXX

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First Line: A wretched man, both dumb and deaf


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