"Jesus, Grant that Balm and Healing"

                 By Johann Heermann, 1585-1647

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Jesus, grant that balm and healing

        In Thy holy wounds I find,

        Every hour that I am feeling

        Pains of body and of mind.

        Should some evil thought within

        Tempt my treacherous heart to sin,

        Show the peril, and from sinning

        Keep me ere its first beginning.

        2. Should some lust or sharp temptation

        Prove too strong for flesh and blood,

        Let me think upon Thy Passion,

        And the breach is soon made good.

        Or should Satan press me hard,

        Let me then be on my guard,

        Saying, "Christ for me was wounded,"

        That the Tempter flee confounded.

        3. If the world my heart entices

        On the broad and easy road

        With it mirth and luring voices,

        Let me think upon the load

        Thou didst carry and endure

        That I flee all thoughts impure,

        Banishing each wild emotion,

        Calm and blest in my devotion.

        4. Every wound that pains or grieves me,

        By Thy stripes, Lord is made whole;

        When I'm faint, Thy Cross revives me,

        Granting new life to my soul.

        Yea, Thy comfort renders sweet

        Every bitter cup I meet;

        For Thy all-atoning Passion

        Has procured my soul's salvation.

        5. O my God, my Rock and Tower,

        Grant that in Thy death I trust,

        Knowing Death has lost his power

        Since Thou trod'st him in the dust.

        Savior, let Thine agony

        Ever help and comfort me;

        When I die, be my Protection,

        Light and Life and Resurrection.

Notes: Hymn #144 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Pet. 2: 24 Author: Johann Heermann, 1644, ab. Translated by: composite Titled: "Jesu, deine tiefen Wunden" Composer: Johnann B. Koenig, 1738 Tune: Der am Kreuz
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