Thine arm, O Lord, in days of oldAuthor: E. H. Plumptre (1866)
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1 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
Was strong to heal and save;
It triumphed o'er disease and death,
O'er darkness and the grave.
To Thee they went, the blind, the deaf,
The palsied, and the lame,
The leper with his tainted life,
The sick with fevered frame.
2 And lo! Thy touch brought life and health,
Gave speech, and strength, and sight;
And youth renewed and frenzy calmed
Owned Thee, the Lord of light:
And now, O Lord, be near to bless,
Almighty as of yore,
In crowded street, by restless couch,
As by Gennesareth's shore.
3 Though love and might no longer heal
By touch, or word, or look;
Though they who do Thy work must read
Thy laws in nature's book:
Yet come to heal the sick man's soul
Come, cleanse the leprous taint;
Give joy and peace, where all is strife,
And strength, where all is faint.
4 Be Thou our great deliverer still,
Thou Lord of life and death,
Restore and quicken, soothe and bless,
With thine almighty breath.
To hands that work and eyes that see,
Give wisdom's heavenly lore,
That whole and sick, and weak and strong,
May praise Thee evermore.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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|Title:||Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old|
|Author:||E. H. Plumptre (1866)|
|Copyright:||© 1986 by G.I.A. Publications. All rights reserved|
st. 1 = Matt. 14:35-36
st. 2 = Mark 6:55-56
Edward B. Plumptre (b. Bloomsbury, London, England, 1821; d. Wells, Somersetshire, England, 1891) wrote this text in 1864 during his tenure as chaplain at King's College, London. Considered to be one of the finest on the theme of health and healing, the text was first printed as the leaflet A Hymn Used in the Chapel of King's College Hospital. Published the following year in the second edition of Plumptre's Lazarus and Other Poems, "Your Hands, O Lord" also appeared in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Originally the text's first line read, 'Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old."
Stanzas 1 and 2a recount the healing miracles of Christ. Stanzas 2b and 3 are a prayer for that same healing power of Christ to be present today.
Plumptre was an eminent classical and biblical scholar who gained prominence in both church and university. Educated at King's College, London, and University College, Oxford, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1846. Plumptre served as a preacher at Oxford and a professor of pastoral theology at King's College, and held a number of other prestigious positions. His writings include A Life of Bishop Ken (1888), translations from Greek and Latin classics, and poetry and hymns. Plumptre was also a member of the committee that produced the Revised Version of the Bible.
Latter part of the Epiphany season; Lent; worship services that focus on Christ's miracles of healing; at healing services or prayer services for the sick.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 23 of 23)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #520||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST MATTHEW||Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821-1891)||DCM||Mark 5; Acts 10:38||2013||God | Presence of; Healing | ; Jesus | life and ministry; Jesus | names and images for; Wholeness and Healing ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #520||Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hand, O Lord, in days of old||KINGSFOLD||Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-91||CM D||1993||Social Concern ||
|Common Praise (1998) #293||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MICHAEL'S||Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821-1891)||CMD||Psalm 6; Psalm 41; Hosea 6:1-6; Matthew 8:14-17; Matthew 9:2-8; Matthew 9:18-26; Matthew 9:27-31; Matthew 15:21-28; Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 1:29-39; Mark 2:1-12; Mark 5:21-43; Mark 8:22-26; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 5:17-26; Luke 7:1-10; Luke 8:40-56; Luke 9:1-6; Luke 17:11-19; Luke 18:35-43; John 5:1-9; James 5:13-20||1998||Healing | ; Epiphany (season) ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #347||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST MATTHEW||E. H. Plumptre, 1821-1891||DCM||Acts 10:39; Luke 5:17; Mark 1:29-34; Mark 1:40-42; Mark 2:1-19; Mark 5:1-20; Mark 6:53-56; Matthew 11:5||2000||Healing | ; Epiphany IV | Year B; Fifth Sunday Before Lent | Year B; Proper 4 | Year C; Proper 23 | Year C|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #685||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #567||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MATTHEW||Edward Hayes Plumptre, 1821-1891||CMD||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #285||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||CMD||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #397||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MATTHEW||E.H. Plumptre||1983|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #750||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MATTHEW||Edward H. Plumptre||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #502||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||CMD||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #846||Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hand, O Lord, in days of old||KINGSFOLD||Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-91||C M D||Luke 19:10; Matthew 9:35; John 10:10; 1 Peter 2:9||2006||Society | ; Health and Healing ||
|Lutheran Worship #399||Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hand, O Lord, in days of old||OLD 107th||Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-91||CM D||1982||Healing | ; Society ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #736||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old were strong||ALL SAINTS, NEW||Edward Hayes Plumptre||C.M.D.||Matthew 4:17-25; Matthew 9:18-36; Matthew 14:14; Matthew 20:30-34; Mark 1:29-34; Mark 6:56||1995||Trust and Guidance | ; Christ--Compassion of | ; Healing | ; Trust and Confidence | ; Wholeness ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #363||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MICHAEL'S||Edward Hayes Plumptre, 1821-1891||CMD||Matthew 14:14; Matthew 20:34; Mark 4:23-24; Mark 6:56; Mark 4:24; Mark 6; Matthew 14; Matthew 20||1987||Brevity & Frailty of Life | ; Epiphany & Ministry of Christ | ; Sickness & Health | ; Afflictions ||
|Small Church Music #908||St. Matthew||Your arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MATTHEW||E. H. Plumptre||18.104.22.168.D|
|Small Church Music #3419||St. Matthew||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MATTHEW||E. H. Plumptre||22.214.171.124.D|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #473||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||FOREST GREEN||Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-1891||C.M.D.||Matthew 8:1-3; Matthew 11:5||1996||6th Sunday after Epiphany | ; 3rd Sunday in Lent | ; Healing in Affliction | ; Jesus Christ | Life; Praying for Others | ; Promise and Hope ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6633||Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ALL SAINTS||Edward H. Plumptre||CMD|
|The New English Hymnal #324||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old||ST MATTHEW||Edward Plumptre, 1821-91||DCM||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Sickness and Healing; St. Luke | October 18th|
|The Worshiping Church #409||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||ST. MICHAEL'S||Edward H. Plumptre||C.M.D.||Matthew 11:5; Luke 5:13; Luke 24:50||1990||God in Society | Sickness and Healing; Healing, Physical | ; Jesus Christ | Physician|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #622||Your Hands, O Christ||Your hands, O Christ, in days of old||HAYDN||R. Gerald Hobbs; Edward Hayes Plumptre||8 6 8 6 D||1996||Church in the World | Renewal: Healing; Healing | ; Life | ; Renewal | ; Proper 12 | Year A; Proper 8 | Year B|
|Worship (3rd ed.) #750||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||MOZART||Edward H. Plumtre, 1821-1891||CMD||Matthew 4:24; Mark 1:29-39; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 7:11-17; James 5:13-16||1986||Ordinary Time 5, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 6, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 7, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 10, Year C | ; Ordinary Time 30, Year B | ; Pastoral Care of the Sick | ; Healing | ; Jesus Christ | ; Life ||
|Worship (4th ed.) #972||Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old||Your hands, O Lord, in days of old||MOZART||Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-1891||CMD||Matthew 14:35-36||2011||Pastoral Care of the Sick | ; Ordinary Time, Fifth Sunday | B; Ordinary Time, Sixth Sunday | B; Ordinary Time, Seventh Sunday | B; Ordinary Time, Twenty-Third Sunday | B|