The Great Physician now is near

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 forgiv’n,
  Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
The veil ’twixt you and God is riven,
  Redemption wrought by Jesus.
All glory to the dying Lamb!
  I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
  I love the name of Jesus.
His name dispels my guilt and fear,
  No other name but Jesus;
Oh, how my soul delights to hear
  The precious name of Jesus!
Wole Ayinuola

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Slept last night with a burdened heart, but dreamt of myself singing this song in the midst of a crowd. And in the morning I woke singing it in tears.

And then I realize the extent of His love for me.

Thank You Jesus.

Weyinmi Jemide

Lagos, Nigeria

I fully understand the meaning of this beautiful hymn. There's a superb interpretation in Yoruba language by Psalmos which can be downloaded on Spinlet. Always, always brings tears of joy and reverence to my eyes!

Elizabeth Chaponda

United Kingdom

The last stanza goes...

And when He comes to bring the crown

The Crown of life and glory

Then by His side we will sit down

And tell redemption's story

Dorcas T. Ade

London, United Kingdom

Praise the Lord I am healed.The wordings of this song are powerful and still carries the healing power of Jesus. I sang it this morning and the Lord touched me. Jehovah Rapha will continue to touch as many that needs His touch again in their lives in Jesus name. Amen. Thanks for uploading this song and God bless.

Joan Kelsie

Saltillo, MS, United States

Wonderful! Tried to find this hymn in my "old church hymnal" and couldn't. Now I have a healthy respect for sites like these. Was amazed that you would have the words. Thank you, thank you!

My cousin's daughter is in the hospital and sent to ask for prayers. I quoted the first two lines to him and started singing the chorus afterwards. I grew up in Jamaica singing this song at church especially in prayer meetings or to start prayers for healing. The Great Physician is still in business! Praise the wonderful and powerful name of Jesus!

George Gumbleton

Sandston, VA, United States

Whatever inward conflict or infirmity we are cumbered with we can cast ourself down at His feet, He never did nor will He ever turn the needy suppliant away but will send him away rejoicing.

What is your petition?

Mine is......

What is it that shall be done unto thee?

Lord, that You may give me to look away from all that distracts, even from felt deficiencies of what I see a Christian is to be in his temper and love, to look unto You alone for only as I behold Thee as Thou art am I transformed into the beautific likeness.

Praise Judah

Lagos, Nigeria

Can't hold tears streaming down my eyes this morning as I heard this song in worship form. it stirs up my spirit man and awakens my heart to Jesus' infallible love for me. Keep listening, it's a good antidote for a depressed soul in despair.

Ayoade Akintoye

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank God for His Saving grace and His healing Covenant.

Doreen Adongo

Kampala, Uganda

Praise God Brethren,

Hope you all had a blessed weekend. Mine was fair, nursing a breakup can be challenging but with God's love, HE makes us go through well. I listened to this song a lot while I was at a Seventh Day school, Seventh day are people who love to sing a lot. This morning I woke up and had this song in mind. Google helps me usually. I will listen to it as I work the whole day. This song keeps me lots lots of hope, faith and love. Be blessed Brethren.

David Lalonde

Quebec, Canada

I live in Canada. When I was a young man I spent a year in Kenya, I used to hear the workers singing this song in Kiswahili. I did not understand the words , when I came home to Canada I was in a church service and they sung it in English. Finally I realized what I had been hearing in Africa! In Africa they sung it with a beautiful African rhythm. God Bless you my African brothers and sisters, keep on singing.....