In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

The Good Physician

Representative Text

1 How lost was my condition,
Till Jesus made me whole,
There is but one Physician
Can cure a sin-sick soul.

Chorus:
There is a balm in Gilead,
To make the wounded whole,
There's pow'r enough in Jesus,
To cure a sin-sick soul.

2 The worst of all diseases
Is light, compared with sin;
On ev'ry part it seizes,
But rages most within. [Chorus]

3 'Tis palsy, plague, and fever,
And madness all combined,
And none but a believer,
The least relief can find. [Chorus]

4 A dying, risen Jesus
Seen by the eye of faith,
At once from danger frees us
And saves the soul from death.

5 Come then to this Physician,
His help He'll freely give,
He makes no hard condition,
'Tis only look and live. [Chorus]



Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #281

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How lost was my condition
Title: The Good Physician
Author: John Newton
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Colored Sacred Harp, Third Revised edition #74

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10419

Include 319 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.