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Verse. My God, I'm wounded by my sin

Language: English

Verse.  My God, I'm wounded by my sin,
           And sore without, and sick within:
Ver. Chor.  I come to Thee, in hope to find
                  Salve for my body and my mind.
Verse.  In Gilead though no balm be found
           To ease this smart or cure this wound;
Ver. Chor.  Yet, Lord, I know there is with Thee
                  All saving health, and help for me.
Verse.  Then reach Thou forth that hand of Thine,
            That pours in oil, as well as wine.
Ver. Chor.  And let it work, for I'll endure
                  The utmost smart, so Thou wilt cure.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Hesperides, the poems and other remains of Robert Herrick now first collected, edited by W.Carew Hazlitt, Volume the Second, London: John Russell Smith, 1869, page 366, from the section called "His Noble Numbers: or, his Pious Pieces."

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Iain Sneddon [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2009-10-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:24
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