The Great Physician

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1 The great Physician now is near,
the sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
oh! hear the voice of Jesus.

Refrain:
Sweetest note in seraph song,
sweetest name on mortal tongue;
sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.

2 Your many sins are all forgiven,
oh! hear the voice of Jesus;
go on your way in peace to heaven,
and wear a crown with Jesus. [Refrain]

3 All glory to the risen Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior's name,
I love the name of Jesus. [Refrain]

4 His name dispels my guilt and fear,
no other name but Jesus;
oh! how my soul delights to hear
the charming name of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #578

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The great Physician now is here
Title: The Great Physician
Author: William Hunter
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweetest note is seraph song,
Copyright: Public Domain

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #188
The Cyber Hymnal #2029
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Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #415
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #188TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #578TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #266TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #254
Small Church Music #2026Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #114
The Cyber Hymnal #2029TextScoreAudio
Include 579 pre-1979 instances



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