553. 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 Don’t ever be discouraged,
for Jesus is your friend,
who, if you lack for knowledge,
will never fail to lend. [Refrain]

3 If you cannot preach like Peter,
if you cannot pray like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus,
who died to save us all. [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: Irr. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Biblical Names; Healing; Year C: Proper 20 (1 more...)
Source: African-American spiritual, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: Irr. with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual

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