She only touched the hem of His garment (gospel)

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She only touched the hem of His garment
  As to His side she stole,
Amid the crowd that gathered around Him;
  And straightway she was whole.
  Oh, touch the hem of His garment!
  And thou, too, shalt be free!
His saving power this very hour
    Shall give new life to thee!
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He’s pow’rful, present, real and gracious;
  Thou too canst touch Him now!
Just come and touch while He is still passing,
  His power thou shalt know.
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Just touch in faith and touch Him in spirit,
  And He will make thee whole;
And peace that passeth all understanding
  With joy will fill thy soul.
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Siby

Nairobi, Kenya

Beautiful hymn. I have searched for this hymn for about 15 years not knowing that it was just under my nose, within my reach.

May as many as are willing be blessed with the beauty of the Gospel in this score.


Oladipo Olayemi

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

The touch of His garment in faith brings healing, may the Lord give us the great faith as of old to touch Jesus in our prayer in spirit.


Adenike Odunuga

Lagos, Nigeria (presently In Abuja)

This song from the story of the woman with the issue of blood healed by putting her faith in Jesus has a compelling force drawing one to act likewise to receive from Jesus. I is so simple and comes out like a recipe - do likewise and you shall get the same result. Even though we may not see the physical presence of Jesus' cloth to touch, we may by faith stretch our hands to him, His Spirit is here with us. In any case the garment that she touched was a means to an end - His power of healing. That power is still here with us. Acts 1:8 says 'you shall receive power...'The power of Christ is here in the Church (the body of believers) and may be accessed by faith, by determination to be unhindered by the crowd of doubt and obstacles. Get in to the Word that became flesh and the very presence of Christ will come real to you. His actions show him forth. We will yet see him but our desire for now is for his power to work mightily in us as it did in that woman.