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!
Charlotte Allen-Young

Mandeville, Manchester, United Kingdom

I heard the words The Great Physician and the verse us there no balm in Gilead at least two weeks before I got diagnosed with having the dengue virus. It was scary 😱 learning that my blood count had dropped from 12 to 9 and I thought maybe am going to die.

But the Holy Spirit brought back the song and verse to me and then I was comforted knowing that the Lord himself prepared me for the time if brief sickness.

How I praise my Great Physician Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Dorcas Omobrohwuche

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

A strange illness came upon my son right on the hospital bed while worshiping God this song came up into my spirit and I knew my son will not die because Jesus has taking over the war and I also had peace in me.

Thank You Lord for Your mercies it was Your mercies that sew me through and also restored my son back to me.

Ebenezer Ajetunmobi

Port-Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

My wife was lying on hospital bed awaiting to be wheeled into the theater, then the Holy Spirit dropped this song in my heart. So I know it an encouragement that God is interested in my matter. Glory be to God.

Odhiambo Oti

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

The song reminds me of how merciful our Saviour is.


Lagos, Nigeria

Jesus is, indeed, the great and sympathizing physician. I woke up in the night, sang this song to Him and He answered. Glory, HALLELUJAH!

Nneka Ngwu

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

Just woke up this morning and this hymn was laid in my heart, I began humming it until finally I decided to google it. Thank You Jesus for Your name is has been the most effective remedy to all diseases from time immemorial.... By this name my healing is assured.. Hallelujah!!!!!


London, United Kingdom

This song came back to me as I was praying today.. I had 't even thought if it for a long time. It's one of the songs sung in Church when I came to the Lord in my teens (decades ago! ). Sooo beautiful and ministering! One of my absolute favourites!! ♡♡

It was nice, as I looked up the lyrics, to see so many lovely comments here about this great song. Thank You Jesus, our Great Physician! ☆

Olaoluwa Adeyemi

Lagos, Nigeria

Jesus Christ is ever near to heal. The song is inspired and therapeutic. God bless the soul of the writer.

Perpetua Adanma Ihebereme

Silver Spring, Maryland 20904, United States

Thank You Jesus. Amen.

Brian Kucherera

Harare, Zimbabwe

Ohhhh how I love this hymn, it soothes my soul. Amen.