Healer of Our Every Ill

This is a hymn about Jesus as healer.

It was written by American Lutheran composer and pastoral musician, Marty Haugen (b 1950) in 1986 and first published in 1987 by GIA Publications, Inc.

It was included in Haugen's 1987 album, Shepherd me O God.  And it has been published in a wide range of hymnals, and used in the churches of many denominations.

It is set to a tune, also by Haugen, which is sometimes called HEALER OF OUR EVERY ILL. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of D, the first few notes of the melody are F D E F G G  F_ with accompanying chords D Em G A D.



Image adapt from The Sick Awaiting the Passage of Jesus (Les malades attendant le passage de J├ęsus)
James Tissot (1836–1902).



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Examples

Singer with guitar and violin - professional recording:


Singer and congregation, with words on-screen - recorded live in a church service:


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Choir with orchestra:


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Virtual choir with piano and two guitars:


Instrumental - guitar and flute:


Instrumental - piano:


Instrumental - organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website (page 2) A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.

1 You who know our fears and sadness ...

2 In the pain and joy beholding ...

3 Give us strength to love each other ...

4 You who know each thought and feeling ...

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Chorus:
Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.

1 You who know our fears and sadness,
grace us with your peace and gladness;
Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts.

2 In the pain and joy beholding
how your grace is still unfolding,
give us all your vision, God of love.

3 Give us strength to love each other,
every sister, every brother;
Spirit of all kindness, be our guide.

4 You who know each thought and feeling,
teach us all your way of healing;
Spirit of compassion, fill each heart.

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