Will Thou Be Made Whole?

Hear the footsteps of Jesus

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [Hear the footsteps of Jesus]
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1. Hear the footsteps of Jesus,
He is now passing by,
Bearing balm for the wounded,
Healing all who apply;
As he spake to the suff'rer
Who lay at the pool,
He is saying this moment,
"Wilt thou be made whole?"

Wilt thou be made whole?
Wilt thou be made whole?
O come, weary suff’rer,
O come, sin-sick soul;
See, the life-stream is flowing,
See, the cleansing waves roll,
Step into the current, and thou shalt be whole.

2 'Tis the voice of that Saviour,
Whose merciful call
Freely offers salvation
To one and to all:
He is now beck’ning to him
Each sin-tainted soul,
And lovingly asking,
"Wilt thou be made whole?" [Refrain]

3 Are you halting and struggling,
O'erpowered by your sin,
While the waters are troubled
Can you not enter in?
Lo, the Saviour stands waiting
To strengthen your soul,
He is earnestly pleading,
"Wilt thou be made whole?" [Refrain]

4 Blessed Saviour, assist us
To rest on thy word;
Let the soul-healing power
On us now be out-poured:
Wash away ev'ry sin-spot,
Take perfect control,
Say to each trusting spirit,
"Thy faith makes thee whole." [Refrain]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #80

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the footsteps of Jesus
Title: Will Thou Be Made Whole?
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wilt thou be made whole
Copyright: Public Domain



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