Poem: A Balm in Gilead

Written by Judy Lewis
March 6, 1994


                                             Is there no balm in Gilead?

                                            Is there no physician there?

                                   O yes, my friend, there is a healing balm

                                 For those who have worry, pain, and care.

                                    You ask, “Is there no balm in Gilead?”

                                        Oh yes, There is a healing balm.

                                         “I feel so hurt and alone,” You say…

                                “Can I receive comfort in this gloom, today?”

                                     Don’t be afraid, He’ll see you through

                                     There are so many things He can do.

                                           Come to this physician above

                                        And He will fill you with His love.

                                  He will lift your burdens; for He is strong

                                          He will give you new strength,

                                  And His strength will become your song.

                                             Is there no balm in Gilead?

                                         Oh yes, there is a healing balm.

                                      Fierce as the storms of life may be;

                                    He’ll always be there to comfort thee.