Hymns and songs about the healing of blind Bartimaeus

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This is a selection of hymns based on the Bible-story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus.
It does not include hymns about other topics which could be implied from the story, just ones which relate directly to it.

The list is grouped into two sections:
  • Free-use (either copyright has expired, or the author has allowed them to be freely used)
  • Still subject to copyright and so can only be used if you are covered by a copyright license.

Both children's and adults hymns / songs are included in each list - because except for the youngest of children, it is is difficult to draw a clear distinction between them.

About blind Bartimaeus

This story is told in Mark 10: 46-52. It is focussed on faith:  the man sees Jesus and cries "Son of David have pity on me".  Jesus does not need to touch the name, he simply commands "Go, your faith has healed you".  It may refer to the same incident described in Matthew 9:27-31 as Jesus' healing two blind men.

Other stories about Jesus healing blind people, which are distinctly different from this one include the
Blind Man of Bethsaida in Mark 8:22-26 and John 9:1-41 - in which Jesus healed a man blind from birth: in these, Jesus saw the man, touched him and healed him without being asked.

Songs and hymns which may be freely used

Blind Bartimaeus (at the gates of Jericho) - Longfellow

Mercy O thou Son of David - Newton

Hymns and songs which may still be copyright

Bartimaeus (was a blind man) - Walker / Freeburg - info

Bartimaeus -  2013 Katie Reed - soft rock - video

Bartimaeus' song - Calypso? style song - video

Bartimaeus - Flanagan - folk song w acoustic guitar - guitar - video

Bartimaeus Was A Poor Blind Man - Tearnan

Blind Bartimaeus - Bellard - rock song - video

Blind Bartimaeus (He couldn't see the sun) - Morrow / Richardson - info

Blind Bartimaeus  (Jesus came unto the city) - unknown - info

Blind Bartimaeus (Sat by the roadside) - country song - video

Blind Bartimaeus - soft rock - video

Blind Bartimaeus (Jesus Please be Kind) - unknown - video for children - all age video

On the Jericho Road - McCrossan (1908-1989)

One sat Alone Beside the Highway Begging - Smith (1889-1986) - info

See Again (Bartimaeus) - Cope, 2020 - video

Well old Blind Barnabas / Well old Blind Bartimaeus - Johnston (1913-1980)

When Jesus the Healer - Smith (1979)

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