From miles around the sick ones came,
in hope that One they heard was Lord
would make their souls and bodies well
with healing touch or saving word.
And still they come, new preys of plague,
while often in their rooms of prayer
God's people worship, safe and sound,
unheeding, even unaware.
Recall us to our mission, Lord,
to reach for those cut off, in pain;
to offer friendship, strength, and peace
and be a faithful Church again.