I Touched the Hem of His Garment

My Lord was passing my way one day

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Tune: [My Lord was passing my way one day]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 My Lord was passing my way one day,
And tenderly He said to me:
“Just touch the hem of My garment now,
Thou shalt from sin be free.”

I touched the hem of His garment,
And o’er my sin-sick soul;
I felt the life-giving current
Sweep in and make me whole.

2 I pressed my way to His precious side,
My sinful soul with longing stirred;
And knelt repentant at His dear feet,
Believing on His word. [Refrain]

3 His blood so precious avails for me,
Since I repentant came to Him,
And touch’d the hem of His garment fair,
And felt His pow’r sweep in. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #65

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Lord was passing my way one day
Title: I Touched the Hem of His Garment
Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I touched the hem of His garment
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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