1 O Christ, the healer, we have come
to pray for health, to plead for friends.
How can we fail to be restored,
when reached by love that never ends?
2 From every ailment flesh endures
our bodies clamor to be freed;
yet in our hearts we would confess
that wholeness is our deepest need.
3 How strong, O Lord, are our desires,
how weak our knowledge of ourselves!
Release in us those healing truths
unconscious pride resists or shelves.
4 In conflicts that destroy our health
we recognize the world's disease;
our common life declares our ills.
Is there no cure, O Christ, for these?
5 Grant that we all, made one in faith,
in your community may find
the wholeness that, enriching us,
shall reach the whole of humankind.
|First Line:||O Christ, the healer, we have come to pray for health|
|Title:||O Christ, the Healer|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1967)|
|Copyright:||Words © 1969 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Name:||ERHALT UNS HERR|
|Harmonizer:||J. S. Bach (1725)|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
|Source:||Geistliche Lieder (Klug), Wittenberg, 1543|