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I've Touched the Hem of His Garment

She only touched the hem of his garment

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [She only touched the hem of His garment] (Root)
Published in 63 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 In faith she touched the hem of His garment
As to His side she stole,
Amid the crowd that gathered around Him,
And straightway she was whole.

Refrain:
I’ve touched the hem of His garment,
And now I, too, am free;
His healing pow’r this very hour
Gives life and health to me.

2 She came with fear and trembling before Him—
She knew her Lord had come;
She felt that from Him virtue had healed her,
The mighty deed was done. [Refrain]

3 He turned with, “Daughter, be of good comfort,
Thy faith hath made thee whole,”
And peace which passeth all understanding
With gladness filled her soul. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: She only touched the hem of his garment
Title: I've Touched the Hem of His Garment
Author: George F. Root
Meter: 10.6.10.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, touch the hem of his garment
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6026
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #570

Hymns of the Christian Life #274

Audio

Small Church Music #672

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6026

Text

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #304

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #712

Include 57 pre-1979 instances
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