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He healeth me, O blessed truth

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1 He healeth me, O blessed truth,
His mighty Word renews my youth,
By His own power from sickness free,
My precious Savior healeth me.

He healeth me, He healeth me,
By His own Word He healeth me;
His faithful witness I would be,
For by His Word He healeth me.

2 Sometimes through testing times I go,
Dark seems the way, and full of woe,
But in the furnace though I be,
My great Physician healeth me. [Refrain]

3 Lord, I would spread this truth abroad,
The mighty power of Thy Word;
It’s just the same, the blind now see,
And demons at Thy presence flee. [Refrain]

4 For sin and sickness doth depart,
When Thou dost reign within the heart;
And I from all the curse am free,
Since Christ, my Savior, healeth me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise #318

Author: Joseph H. Gilmore

Joseph H. Gilmore (b. Boston, MA, 1834; d. Rochester, NY, 1918) Educated at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts, Gilmore was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1862. He served churches in Fisherville, New Hampshire, and Rochester, New York. In 1868 he was appointed to the English faculty at the University of Rochester, where he served until retirement in 1911. He published various literary works, including Outlines of English and American Literature (1905). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: He healeth me, O blessed truth
Author: Joseph H. Gilmore


HE LEADETH ME (Bradbury)

After seeing Gilmore's text in the Boston Watchman and Reflector, William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed AUCHTON for those words. Bradbury arranged the text into a stanza/refrain structure, added the final line of the refrain, and published the hymn in his The Golden Censor in 1864. AUCHTON (also kn…

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