394. 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 Some times 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 lack for knowledge
He'll not refuse to lend. (Refrain)

3 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)

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: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Arranger: Melva W. Costen (1989; alt.)
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Arrangement © 1990 Melva W. Costen. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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