Where is Jesus in the story of the Good Samaritan? That depends. When we are
reaching out to the forgotten and broken ones in our society, Jesus is the man
wounded and left for dead by the side of the road. When we ourselves are
wounded and suffering, Jesus is the Samaritan reaching his hand down to
minister to us. In “The Healing Hand of Jesus,” the text is
written from the perspective of the beaten and abandoned man. The inherent
tension found in identifying Christ in our world, however, is also expressed in
the recognition of Jesus as “wounded healer.”
Written in a laid-back Gospel style, this song will work equally well as a solo
performance piece or as a hymn.
Two page PDF score in (capoed for D major) includes melody plus guitar chords with fretboard symbols.