Reach out and touch the LORD

If your heart is sad and lonely, there’s no joy anywhere.
If there’s no one left to comfort, and there’s no one left to care.
Just cast your cares on Jesus and upon His arms rely,
And reach out and touch the Lord as He walks by.

Though a stranger to the Master and His wonderful grace.
If you’ve never had the pleasure in beholding His face.
Would you lay aside earth’s treasures for a home in the sky,
Then, reach out and touch the Lord as He walks by.

Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.
You will find He’s not too busy to hear your heart’s cry.
He’s passing by this moment, your needs He’ll supply,
Just reach out and touch the Lord as He walks by.

All along a dusty roadside, on His way to raise the dead.
Mighty was the crowd that followed, hungry for that Living Bread.
“I must touch Him”, cried a woman, “I must touch Him or I’ll die.”
So, she reached and touched His garment as he passed by.

~ Words and Music by:  Bill Harmon ~

Mark 5 (see also Matthew 9:20-22 and Luke 8:43-50)

25  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,  26  and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,  27  When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  28  For she said, “If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.”  29  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, “Who touched my clothes?”  31  And His disciples said unto Him, “Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, ‘Who touched me?’ ”  32  And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing.  33  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth.  34  And He said unto her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”

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