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The Otterbein Hymnal by Edmund S. Lorenz

254 Bartimeus. 8s & 7s.

The Blind Man Healed. (521)

|Mercy, oh, thou Son of David!|
Thus blind Bartimeus prayed;
|Others by thy word are saved,
Now to me afford thine aid.|

2 Many for his crying chid him, --
But he called the louder still;
Till the gracious Savior bade him, --
|Come, and ask me what you will.|

3 Money was not what he wanted,
Though by begging used to live;
But he asked, and Jesus granted,
Alms which none but he could give.

4 |Lord! remove this grievous blindness,
Let mine eyes behold the day!|
Straight he saw, and, won by kindness,
Followed Jesus in the way.

5 Oh! methinks I hear him praising,
Publishing to all around,
|Friends! is not my case amazing?
What a Savior I have found!

6 |Oh! that all the blind but knew him,
And would be advised by me!
Surely would they hasten to him,
He would cause them all to see.|

John Newton, 1779.

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