409. Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old

1 Your hands, O Lord, in days of old
were strong to heal and save;
they triumphed over pain and death,
o'er darkness and the grave.
To you they went, the blind, the mute,
the palsied and the lame,
the leper set apart and shunned,
the sick and those in shame.

2 And then your touch brought life and health,
gave speech and strength and sight;
and youth renewed, with health restored,
claimed you, the Lord of light.
And so, O Lord, be near to bless,
almighty now as then,
in every street, in every home,
in every troubled friend.

3 O be our mighty healer still,
O Lord of life and death;
restore and strengthen, soothe and bless
with your almighty breath.
On hands that work and eyes that see,
your healing wisdom pour,
that whole and sick and weak and strong
may praise you evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old
Title: Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old
Author: Edward H. Plumptre (1866, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Matthew 11:5; Luke 5:13; Luke 24:50
Topic: God in Society: Sickness and Healing; Healing, Physical; Jesus Christ: Physician
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. MICHAEL'S
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: W. Gawler's Hymns and Psalms, 1789



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