825. There Is A Balm In Gilead

There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole,
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

1 Sometimes I feel discouraged
And think my work’s in vain,
But then the Holy Spirit
Revives my soul again. [Refrain]

2 If you cannot preach like Peter,
If you cannot pray like Paul,
You can tell the love of Jesus,
and say, “He died for all!” [Refrain]

3 Don’t ever be discouraged,
For Jesus is your friend;
And if you lack for knowledge
He’ll ne'er refuse to lend. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged
Title: There Is A Balm In Gilead
Refrain First Line: There is a balm in Gilead
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Topic: Assurance; Burial; Comfort (7 more...)
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Hurd, b. 1950
Meter: Irregular
Key: f♯ minor
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: © 1985, GIA Publications Inc.

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