The healing touch

He who calmed the storm on Galilee

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [He who calmed the storm on Galilee]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 He who calmed the storm on Galilee,
He who set the moaning leper free,
He who opened mercy’s door for me,
In compassion bids thee come.

He healed the dying upon Judea’s plain,
He stands today by every couch of pain;
Oh, look and live, death’s serpent shall be slain,
This mighty Savior will make thee whole again.

2 On his breast I see the weary lie,
By his side I hear a stifled sigh;
Lo, for bread the hungry thousands cry;
Jesus answers every call. [Refrain]

3 Near thee now he stands, oh, do not fear;
Waiting, longs to dry the burning tear;
With his healing touch thy soul to cheer,
Oh, arise, he calleth thee. [Refrain]

4 Tenderly the Master calleth still,
Bow, O soul, unto his perfect will;
Let his healing touch thy spirit thrill,
Praise his name for victory. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #131

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: He who calmed the storm on Galilee
Title: The healing touch
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Refrain First Line: He healed the dying upon Judea's plain
Copyright: Public Domain


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