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There Is a Balm in Gilead

Sometimes I feel discouraged. And think my work's in vain

Tune: BALM IN GILEAD (Spiritual)
Songs of Response
Published in 76 hymnals

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Refrain:
There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole,
there is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.

Sometimes I feel discouraged
and think my work's in vain,
but then the Holy Spirit
revives my soul again. Refrain

2 If you cannot preach like Peter,
if you cannot pray like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus
and say, "He died for all." Refrain

Psalter Hymnal, (Gray), 1987

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged. And think my work's in vain
Title: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Meter: Irregular
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is a balm in Gilead,
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Songs of Response

Tune

BALM IN GILEAD (Spiritual)

BALM IN GILEAD consists of two melodic lines, each of which is repeated in varied form. Have the congregation sing either in parts or in unison. It is also possible to adapt the call-and-response technique, so common in spirituals, to this hymn: a soloist sings the stanzas, and the entire congregati…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #269
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #6790
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #494
Worship and Rejoice #631

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African American Heritage Hymnal #524

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #269

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #119

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #74

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Chalice Hymnal #501

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Christian Worship #564

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #614

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Gather (3rd ed.) #640

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Gather Comprehensive #648

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #617

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Glory to God #792

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Hymnal 1982 #676

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #825

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Hymnal Supplement 98 #889

Hymnal #627

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #379

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Hymns of Promise #86

Hymns of the Saints #147

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #502

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #203

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Lift Up Your Hearts #706

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Lutheran Service Book #749

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Moravian Book of Worship #500

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #552

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #349

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Presbyterian Hymnal #394

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #494

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Rejoice in the Lord #465

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #475

Sing and Rejoice! #124

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Sing Joyfully #141

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Small Church Music #1676

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The Cyber Hymnal #6790

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #423

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The New Century Hymnal #553

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The United Methodist Hymnal #375

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The United Methodist Hymnal #741

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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #21

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The Worshiping Church #611

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This Far By Faith #185

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Voices United #612

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With One Voice #737

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Worship (3rd ed.) #608

Worship (4th ed.) #646

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Worship and Rejoice #631

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Worship in Song #179

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #98

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