HEAL us, Emmanuel! we are here,
   Waiting to feel Thy touch;
Deep-wounded souls to Thee repair,
    And, Saviour, we are such.
2  Our faith is feeble, we confess,
    We faintly trust Thy Word;
But wilt Thou pity us the less?
    Be that far from Thee, Lord!
3  Remember him who once applied
    With trembling for relief:
‘Lord, I believe,’ with tears he cried,
    ‘O help my unbelief!’
4  She, too, who touched Thee in the press,
    And healing virtue stole,
Was answered, ‘Daughter, go in peace;
    Thy faith hath made thee whole.’
5  Like her, with hopes and fears we come,
    To touch Thee, if we may;
O send us not despairing home,
    Send none unhealed away.
William Cowper, 1731-1800