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He came a leper, all unclean and foul - As many as Touched Him
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

As many as Touched Him.

1. He came a leper, all unclean and foul;
  he left as fresh as freshest infancy:
so come I to thy feet, unclean in soul;
  so leave I, Lord, cleansed and restored by thee.

2. "Lord, if thou willest, thou canst make me clean!"
  He knew the power, – the love he did not know.
That power he sought, nor pleaded he in vain;
  the love he knew not came in fullest flow.

3. Both power and love are in thee plenteous still;
  as full for me as they were once for him.
Still, Lord, I hear thee saying now, "I will;"
  let not my ear be dull, my eye be dim.

4. I touch thee, and am cured!   No touch of mine
  can render thee impure, whatever be
the foulness of the hand that touches thine:
  thee it defiles not, yet it cleanses me.

5. I touch thee, and the electric current flows;
  my touch has all thy skill and power revealed:
Thee I infect not with my sins or woes,
  and yet by touching thee my soul is healed.

6. It gives to thee my sickness, and to me
  imparts thy health; my evil thou dost bear,
and I thy good; all my iniquity
  from me thou takest, I thy beauty wear.

7. That touch to me is paradise restored;
  it is to me the very gate of heaven:
thou art my health, my happiness, O Lord;
  in thee I stand, delivered and forgiven.

8. Give to my being heavenly strength and youth;
  make all the powers of this my healèd soul
inlets of light, of holiness, and truth:
  thy love has healed me, and I shall be whole.

Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 45-46.

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