489. 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 feel discouraged,
For Jesus is your friend,
And if you look for knowledge,
He’ll ne'er refuse to lend. [Refrain]

3 If you can't preach like Peter,
If you can't pray like Paul,
Just tell the love of Jesus,
And say He died for all. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged
Title: Balm in Gilead
Refrain First Line: There is a balm in Gilead
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Spirituals
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Key: F Major or modal
Source: African-American spiritual

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