Balm of Gilead

This calming song about forgiveness and the atonement is set for vocal solo with flute, oboe, piano, and cello accompaniment.
For an arrangement with piano only, see Amazing Grace the musical.



Voicing: Solo Voice
Accompaniment: Piano, Cello, Oboe, and Flute
Topics: Atonement, Forgiveness

Lyrics: Anna M. Molgard (See Jeremiah 8:22)
Music: Anna M. Molgard, Rachel P. Mohlman


Score-PDF     Cello Part-PDF     Oboe Part-PDF    Flute Part-PDF     Piano/Vocal-PDF


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LYRICS

I have done all that thou asked, Lord. This is more than I can bear.
If the sinning isn't mine, Lord, why should I be forced to carry
All this pain, Lord, all this sorrow. Canst thou hear my cries of grief?
Is there no way out of darkness? Canst thou offer no relief?

Help me give my burden over into thy all-knowing hands.
Help relinquish all the anguish as I try to understand
How forgiveness lifts my burdens, how the only the path to peace
Is found by giving all to thee, Lord. O thou help my unbelief.

Slowly, gently, feeling lighter as I give the pain away.
Mists of darkness start to scatter. I can see the break of day.
Though the shadows try and linger, Light of All bids them away.
He who carries all creation, Lord, please carry me today.

Help me give my burden over into thy all-knowing hands.
Help relinquish all the anguish as I try to understand
How forgiveness lifts my burdens, how the only path to peace
Is found by giving all to thee, Lord. O thou help my unbelief.

Help me to trust thee, Lord of Heaven,
Almighty judge, all-knowing God.
Help me grant the grace I seek.

Help me give my burden over into thy all-knowing hands.
Help me, by this humble offering, honor thee and understand
How thou has suffered, Lord Almighty, carried all this load before.
That to forgive and be forgiven means I trust thee,
Means I give thee all the pain. No more. No more.
Peace has come. The past is done. No more.


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