Behind the Song: There is a Balm in Gilead

Jeremiah 8:22 says  “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wounds of my [God’s] people?” {Gilead also mentioned in Jeremiah 46:2,11 and Jeremiah 22:6} It is believed this passage inspired the spiritual There Is a Balm in Gilead.  The song emphasizes the comfort found in the Lord God, […]

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