IDENTITY IN CHRIST
– Dani Ramsey Page
2Bill and Gloria Gaither understood the depth of pain the human soulcapacitates, and the contrasting joy the Lord wants us to experience, whenthey penned the beloved hymn He Touched Me.
May the words speak to allhearts, and bring the truth of the song in each life.“Shackled by a heavy burden, Since I met this blessedSavior,‘Neath a load of guilt and shame – Since He cleansed and made me whole Then the hand of Jesus touched me, I will never cease to praiseHim --And now I am no longer the same. I’ll shout it while eternity rolls.
He touched me,O He touched me,And O the joy that floods my soul;Something happened, and now I know,He touched me and made me whole.
The Lord Himself has a heart for pain and suffering as we can clearlysee as He spoke of Himself in Isaiah 61: 1 - 2
, and Luke 4:18, by saying:“
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hathanointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me
“He Touched Me,” Hymns for the Family of God, Paragon Associates, Inc. (Nashville, TN, 1976) 628.
All bolded, italicized quotations of Scripture are directly from the King James Versiontranslation.