Title: O Christ, the Healer
Composer: Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1543 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1725; alt.
Author: Fred Pratt Green, 1969
Theme: Life in Christ
1. O Christ, the healer, we have come To pray for health, to plead for friends. How can we fail to be restored, When reached by love that never ends? 2. From every ailment flesh endures Our bodies clamor to be freed; Yet in our hearts we would confess That wholeness is our deepest need. 3. How strong, O Lord, are our desires, How weak our knowledge of ourselves! Release in us those healing truths Unconscious pride resists or shelves. 4. In conflicts that destroy our health We recognize the world's disease; Our common life declares our ills: Is there no cure, O Christ, for these? 5. Grant that we all, made one in faith, In Your community may find The wholeness that, enriching us, Shall reach the whole of humankind.