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The Hem of His Garment

When Jesus came the lost to deliver

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [When Jesus came the lost to deliver]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When Jesus came the lost to deliver,
Amid the throng and press,
Came one who touched the hem of His garment,
The Savior’s seamless dress.

O touch the hem of His garment,
And Christ will set thee free;
Yes, only touch the hem of His garment,
Thy Savior waits for thee.

2 O come in faith to Jesus thy Savior,
His grace will make thee whole;
If thou but touch the hem of His garment
He’ll save thy guilty soul. [Chorus]

3 Come, lost one, sick and weary of sinning,
And trust thy Savior’s pow’r;
For all who touch the hem of His garment
Are healed that self same hour. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #200

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus came the lost to deliver
Title: The Hem of His Garment
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O touch the hem of His garment
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs #200

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