Verse. My God, I'm wounded by my sin
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.
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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
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Betty Roe (b. 1930), "To God; An Anthem sung in the Chappell at Whitehall", published 1972 [for counter-tenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone voice and piano or harpsichord], from Noble Numbers, no. 2. [
text verified 1 time]
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