The Good Physician

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1 How lost was my condition,
Till Jesus made me whole,
There is but one Physician
Can cure a sin-sick soul.

There is a balm in Gilead,
To make the wounded whole,
There's pow'r enough in Jesus,
To cure a sin-sick soul.

2 The worst of all diseases
Is light, compared with sin;
On ev'ry part it seizes,
But rages most within. [Chorus]

3 'Tis palsy, plague, and fever,
And madness all combined,
And none but a believer,
The least relief can find. [Chorus]

4 A dying, risen Jesus
Seen by the eye of faith,
At once from danger frees us
And saves the soul from death.

5 Come then to this Physician,
His help He'll freely give,
He makes no hard condition,
'Tis only look and live. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #281

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How lost was my condition
Title: The Good Physician
Author: John Newton
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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