1 O God, whose will is life and good
for all of mortal breath,
unite in bonds of servanthood
all those who strive with death.
2 Make strong their hands and hearts and wills
to drive disease afar,
to strive against the body's ills
and wage your healing war.
3 By healing of the sick and blind,
Christ's mercy they proclaim,
make known the great Physician's mind,
affirm the Savior's name.
4 Before them set your gracious will,
that they, with heart and soul,
to you may consecrate their skill
and make the sufferer whole.
|First Line:||O God, whose will is life and good|
|Title:||O God, Whose Will Is Life and Good|
|Author:||Hardwicke D. Rawnsley (1922, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Romans 12:2; Galatians 6:10; Acts 3:6|
|Topic:||God in Society: Sickness and Healing; Healing, Physical; Jesus Christ: Physician|
|Composer:||Jessie S. Irvine (1871)|
|Arranger:||David Grant (1872)|