(1)When maladies and woes are nigh,
Past mercies teach me where to fly;
Thine arm, Almighty God, can aid,
When sickness grieves, and pains invade.
(2) To all the various helps of art,
Kindly thy healing power impart;
Bethesdaís bath refused to save,
Unless an angel blessíd the wave.
(3) All medícines act by thy decree,
Receive commission all from thee;
And not a plant which spreads the plans,
But teems with health, when heaven ordains.