As Many as Touched

As many as touched him in days long ago

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [As many as touched him in days long ago]
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1 As many as touched him in days long ago,
When Jesus, our Savior was living below,
The wonderful record brings joy to my soul,—
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
The wonderful record brings joy to my soul;
Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.

2 I touch thee, dear Savior, I touch thee just now,
While hoping, believing, before thee I bow,
I cast myself down, praying low at thy feet,
O make thou the work of salvation complete.

Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
The wonderful record brings joy to my soul;
Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.

3 The riches of grace are as great in this hour,
As when the great multitudes witnessed thy pow’r,
The fullness of life shall new vigor impart
And bring strength divine to the sin-stricken heart.

Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
The wonderful record brings joy to my soul;
Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.

4 No effort of mine can this blessing ensure,
Thy infinite love must accomplish the cure;
In mansions above, hallelujahs shall roll,—
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
I trust in his promise, there’s joy in my soul;
Perfectly whole! perfectly whole!
His wonderful touch makes me perfectly whole.


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #50

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: As many as touched him in days long ago
Title: As Many as Touched
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Perfectly whole

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