He heals the broken heart,
Anoints the open wounds;
Jesus came down, love to impart,
Our souls to God He binds.
He speaks the news that’s good,
To humble contrite souls;
Jesus came down, He shed His blood,
God’s mercies He unfolds.
He sets the captives free,
Those chained to sin and death;
Jesus came down, sweet liberty,
He puts in us God’s strength.
He gives sight to the blind,
Enabling those to see;
Jesus came down, He is so kind,
Our hearts to fill with glee.
He comes to heal and save,
Anointed from on high;
Jesus came down, the way to pave,
That we might never die.
(Tune: St Michael; Dennis; SM)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Saturday, 19th June, 2004)