179. 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;
And if you lack for knowledge,
He’ll not refuse to lend. [Refrain]

3 If you can't preach like Peter,
If you can't 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
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Healing; Holy Spirit; Jesus as friend (2 more...)
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Name: [Sometimes I feel discouraged]
Arranger: Carl Haywood
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual; Arr.: The Haywood Collection of Negro Spirituals
Copyright: Arr. © 1992 Carl Haywood

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