There is a balm for every wound

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There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.

1 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]

3 Don't ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend;
And if you lack for knowledge, he'll ne'er refuse to lend. [Refrain]

Source: Hymnal Supplement 98 #889

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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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