The United Methodist Hymnal


Heal Us, Emmanuel, Hear Our Prayer

1.	Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayer; 
	we wait to feel thy touch; 
	deep-wounded souls to thee repair, 
	and Savior, we are such.

2.	Our faith is feeble, we confess 
	we faintly trust thy word; 
	but wilt thou pity us the less? 
	Be that far from thee, Lord!

3.	Remember him who once applied 
	with trembling for relief; 
	"Lord, I believe," with tears he cried; 
	"O help my unbelief!"

4.	She, too, who touched thee in the press 
	and healing virtue stole, 
	was answered, "Daughter, go in peace: 
	thy faith hath made thee whole."

5.	Like her, with hopes and fears we come 
	to touch thee if we may; 
	O send us not despairing home; 
	send none unhealed away.

WORDS: William Cowper, 1779
MUSIC: Johann Crüger, 1647
Scripture: Matthew 9:20-22 Mark 5:25-34 Mark 9:14-27 Luke 8:43-48
Theme: Christ's Gracious Life: Life and Teaching; Jesus Christ; Penitence