203. There Is a Balm in Gilead

Refrain:
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 preach 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Hymns and Songs: Assurance
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [Sometimes I feel discouraged]
Arranger: Carl Haywood (b. 1949)
Key: F Major
Source: American melody
Copyright: Arr. from The Haywood Collection of Negro Spiritual, © 1992



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