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THE POOL OF BETHESDA




Beside the gospel pool
Appointed for the poor;
From year to year, my helpless soul
Has waited for a cure.


How often have I seen
The healing waters move;
And others, round me, stepping in
Their efficacy prove.


But my complaints remain,
I feel the very same;
As full of guilt, and fear, and pain.
As when at first I came.


O would the Lord appear
My malady to heal;
He knows how long
I've languished here;
And what distress I feel.


How often have I thought
Why should I longer lie?
Surely the mercy I have sought
Is not for such as I.


But whither can I go?
There is no other pool
Where streams
of sovereign virtue flow
To make a sinner whole.


Here then, from day to day,
I'll wait, and hope, and try;
Can Jesus hear a sinner pray,
Yet suffer him to die?


No: he is full of grace;
He never will permit
A soul, that fain would see his face,
To perish at his feet.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Jn 5:2-9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 193
      MUSIC
      Name: SHIRLAND
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)

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