Come Down Lord my Son is Ill

Come down, Lord, my son is ill, Wracked with fever the livelong day. He is life to me, if You will Drive death away, Drive death away    Chorus:  Lord, do not come to my house, I'm unworthy, Speak and the promise is sealed. For when your word, of God is spoken, He shall be healed, He shall be healed.   2. Come down, Lord, my soul is ill, Wracked with anguish the livelong day. All my sorrowing will be still, If You but say, If You but say.   3. Come down, Lord, the world is ill, Wracked with bloodshed the livelong day. Man must struggle for peace until You show the way, You show the way.
This hymn about the Holy Spirit was written by Medical Mission Sister Miriam Therese Winter (b 1938).  It was originally published in her 1965 collection "Joy is like the Rain".

The first verse is inspired by Matthew 8:6-8 (the Roman centurian who has such faith in Jesus ability to heal that he says "do not come to my house, speak and the boy is healed".   The other verses apply this approach to asking Jesus healing for ourselves and our world.

The song doesn't appear to have been published anywhere else:   sheet music for Joy is Like the Rain is long-since out of print, but copies are occasionally available on Amazon.

The tune has a 4/4 time signature. When it is set in the key of Eb, the first few notes are GF G FE FEC


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The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available top right corner of the first page of this website.

The song has three verses, each four lines long,with a four-line chorus sung after each one. A rough outline is
1  Come down, Lord, my son is ill, wracked with fever ....

Chorus
Lord, do not come to my house, I'm unworthy,
Speak and the promise is sealed.
For when your word, of God is spoken,
He shall be healed, He shall be healed.

2. Come down, Lord, my soul is ill,

3. Come down, Lord, the world is ill,

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