balm in Gilead


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balm in Gilead

metaphorical cure for sins of the Israelites. [O.T.: Jeremiah 8:22]
See: Healing
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-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -- On this home by Horror haunted -- tell me truly, I implore -- Is there -- is there balm in Gilead? -- tell me -- tell me, I implore!" Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore-- Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me, I implore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole.
For example, his arrangement of 'There is a Balm in Gilead' uses a gospel-style piano accompaniment that really makes it soulful.
"There is a Balm in Gilead" is an excellent contest choice to display drama and technique.
The organizational history of The Balm in Gilead will be used to illustrate how a health social movement organization frames an issue as a social problem and then creates a moral panic among religious institutions.
During the class in which I introduced the lyrics and music of "There Is a Balm in Gilead" my students, both black and white, actually broke out into song, waved their arms above their heads, and leaned their bodies back and forth as they sang the spiritual together.
The African-American spiritual referring to this oracle reflects our common response to Jeremiah's questions: "Is there no balm in Gilead? ...
Organizations like Siloam (praised by President Bush), Catholic Charities, The Balm in Gilead, AIDS Interfaith Network, and many others have done excellent work.
Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead," a Groove Entertainment production directed by Benjamin Newman, opened Thursday at the Lord Leebrick Theatre.
The Balm in Gilead is also the name of a national organization that educates black churches about HIV and AIDS and assists them in HIV/AIDS ministries.
One of his sermons, "Balm in Gilead," is an admitted and admirable amplification of the sermon preached by Taylor's father.