Praying for a Sick Child

Jesus great Healer of mankind

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 16 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesu, great healer of mankind,
Who dost our sorrows bear,
Let an afflicted parent find
An answer to his prayer.

2 I Look for help in Thee alone,
To Thee for succor fly;
My son is sick, my darling son,
And at the point to die.

3 By deep distress a suppliant made,
By agony of grief,
Most justly might Thy love upbraid
My lingering unbelief.

4 But Thou art ready still to run,
And grant our heart’s desire:
Lord, in Thy healing power come down,
Before my child expire.

5 Surely if Thou pronounce the word
If Thou the answer give,
My dying son shall be restored,
And to Thy glory live.

6 Rebuke the fever in this hour,
Command it to depart;
Now, let me behold Thy power,
And give Thee all my heart.

7 O save the father in the son,
Restore him, Lord, to me;
My heart the miracle shall own,
And give him back to Thee.

8 I will, I will obey Thy word,
To Thee my all resign,
I, and my house will serve the Lord,
And live forever Thine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9207

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus great Healer of mankind
Title: Praying for a Sick Child
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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