Information about the
Title of Hymn: Now is the Healing Time Decreed
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Themes: The themes in the
sin, mercy and faith
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Thomas A. Lacey translated the hymn from Latin to English in 1852
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Songs for Lent
First Line of Hymn: "Now is the healing time decreed For sins of heart, of word or deed"
First Publication Date:
Now is the Healing Time Decreed Lyrics
Now is the healing time decreed
For sins of heart, of word or deed,
When we in humble fear record
The wrong that we have done the Lord.
Who, always merciful and good,
Has borne so long our wayward mood,
Nor cut us off unsparingly
In our so great iniquity.
Therefore with fasting and with prayer,
Our secret sorrow we declare;
With all good striving seek His face,
And lowly hearted plead for grace.
Cleanse us, O Lord, from every stain,
Help us the meed of praise to gain,
Till with the angels linked in love
Joyful we tread Thy courts above.
Father and Son and Spirit blest,
To Thee be every prayer addrest,
Who art in threefold Name adored,
From age to age, the only Lord.