Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

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Luke 8:42-4842For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. 43And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 46And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. (Luke 8:42‑48). Matt. 9:19-2219And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. (Matthew 9:19‑22). Mark 5:24-3424And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. 25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 31And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. 33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. (Mark 5:24‑34).
I pressed among the throng,
1 heard His gentle voice,
And listened to its loving tones,
Which made my heart rejoice,
Breathing, "My daughter, comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε."
She had been sick long while,
Had bowed her load to bear;
But sorrow and disease and pain-
Her burden-she laid there,
And in its stead had-" Comfort thee,.
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
From earth's profoundest skill,
From Eastern sages' lore,
From power of gold relief she sought,
But yet her burden bore,
Until He said- "I comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
Trembling had she approached,
Fearing His face to meet;
Humble, beside the sinless One,
Her place was at His feet;
And Jesus answered-"Comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
No faith to human eye;
Nothing, for man, had she;
To him defilement was her touch-
Unwelcome must she be;
But Him she touched said-" Comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
Thus weary I, and sad;
Sick, for by sin beguiled
Faint, for all earth's vain cisterns tried
Had left me still defiled-
Went I for Jesus, "Comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
No merit in my faith-,
My touch-a cause for grief;
But virtue dwells in Him who said, -
"Behold! I bring relief;"
And kindly whispered-" Comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
O, Savior of the lost!
O, "Friend" of sinners vile!
Thy perfect love our hearts would win,
Meeting our need the while.
Thy grace for all has-" Comfort thee,
Ἠ Πίστις σου σέσωχέ σε
Note—the Greek words above are pronounced thus-" Heo pistis sou sesoke se.” The meaning of them is-" Thy faith hath saved thee."