The press was great, the throng was wild

The press was great, the throng was wild

Author: John W. Beebe
Tune: [The press was great, the throng was wild]
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1. The press was great, the throng was wild,
And I, a sinner all defiled,
How could I reach my Savior?
Reach Him I must, without delay;
And in the press, with fear, dismay,
I, trembling, sought my Savior.

Refrain
His words were full of comfort,
They cheered my weary soul;
For I had touched His garment,
His grace had made me whole;
For I had touched His garment,
His grace had made me whole.

2. Who touched Me? hear the dear Lord say!
The throng was awed, the mass gave way,
And I stood near my Savior;
Who touched Me? came the gracious word;
New life-blood thro’ my being stirred,
For I had touched my Savior. [Refrain]

3. Thou seest all these people, Lord,
And yet Thou seekest by Thy word
To find who touched Thee, Savior?
’Twas thus that His disciples said,
But I before Him bowed my head;
I knelt before my Savior. [Refrain]

4. Go thou in peace, O hear Him say;
From all Thy plague be healed this day;
Oh, what a blessèd Savior!
To heal the body, save the soul,
The vilest of the vile make whole,
Oh, how I love my Savior.

His words are full of comfort,
Oh, how they cheer my soul!
By faith I touch His garment,
He makes me clean and whole;
By faith I touch His garment,
He makes me clean and whole.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4138

Author: John W. Beebe

John W. Beebe,was born in Milford, Delaware on August 3, 1853. He moved to Indiana in 1873. He moved to Kansas in 1878 but returned to Anderson, Indiana in 1894 where he served as deputy recorder for two years and then as bookkeeper at the First National Bank of Elwood. He was author of Prairie Flowers (G. W. Crane & co., printers, Topeka, Kan. 1891) a book of poetry. He died in Elwood, Indiana June 10, 1938. Dianne Shapiro, from "Indiana Authors and Their Books 1917-1966" by David Eugene Thompson (Crawfordsville, IN Wabash College, 1974) accessed online at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/inauthors/view?docId… Go to person page >

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First Line: The press was great, the throng was wild
Author: John W. Beebe
Refrain First Line: His words were full of comfort
Copyright: Public Domain

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