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WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
ROCK OF AGES
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
ABIDE WITH ME

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THE GREAT PHYSICIAN

 

 

William Hunter (1811-1877)                           John H. Stockton (18134-1877)

 

The great Physician now is near,

The sympathizing Jesus;

He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,

Oh, hear the voice of Jesus.

 

            Sweetest note in seraph song,

            Sweetest name on mortal tongue,

            Sweetest carol ever sung;

  Jesus! blessed Jesus!

 

Your many sins are all forgiven,

Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;

Go no your way in peace to heaven,

And wear a crown with Jesus.

 

All glory to the risen Lamb!

I now believe in Jesus;

I love the blessed Saviour’s name

I love the name of Jesus.

 

Come brethren, help me sing His praise,

Oh, praise the name of Jesus!

Come, sisters, all your voices raise,

Oh bless the name of Jesus!

 

The children too, both great and small,

Who love the name of Jesus.

May now accept the gracious call

To work and live for Jesus.

 

And when to the bright world above

We rise to see our Jesus,

We’ll sing around the throne of love

His name, the name of Jesus.

 

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Author: Hunter William, 1811-1877

The author of this song Hunter, William, D.D, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, on May 26, 1811. In 1817, he moved to America, and then entered Madison College in 1830.     He became the editor of  the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate.  He also  edited Minstrel of Zion (1845) and Select Melodies (1851).  In 1855 he was appointed Professor of  Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist   Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio.

 He has written over 125 hymns. Some of his songs have been translated into various Indian languages. The Great Physician now is near (Christ the Physician) is seen in his Songs of Devotion (1859). He died in 1877.



 
Composer: John Hart Stockton, 1813-1877                                                                     

John Hart Stockton the composer of this hymn was born on April 19, 1813, New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was converted at a Methodist camp meeting in Paulsboro, New Jersey. In 1832 he was ordained as a Minister and served in the New Jersey Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was active in evangelism. His works include, Salvation Melodies (1874) and Precious Songs (1875). He died on March 25, 1877, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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