There is a balm in Gilead (idea)
Return to There is a balm in Gilead (idea)
|A traditional African-American spiritual, based on text in Jeremiah in the old testament. "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?" The hymn answers his question - there is healing in Gilead through the Holy Spirit.
The tune is very uplifting. I always feel strangely triumphant after we sing it in my choir.
Some times I feel discouraged,
Alternate last verse: