1 By nature deaf to things divine,
My ears hear not this Word of Thine,
The gospel of salvation.
By nature dumb to speak Thy praise,
My carnal tongue doth fail to raise
A song of adoration.
Heal Thou me now, blest Physician,
I beseech Thee,
Let my prayer and pleading reach Thee.
2 I thank Thee, dear Redeemer mine,
That Thou in love and power divine
Thy healing word hast spoken.
Thy Word indeed doth balm afford,
And Thy forgiveness, dearest Lord,
The power of sin hath broken.
Thy Word, dear Lord, still endureth,
Me, O Saviour,
Of Thy everlasting favor.
3 Indeed Thou doest all things well,
Incarnate God, Immanuel,
Thou promised Saviour, Jesus.
My ears can hear Thy Word divine.
Which healeth all diseases.
Till I sing Thy praise in glory,
Let the story
Be my theme of adoration.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #177