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

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

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

4. O, would the Lord appear,
    My maladies to heal;
He knows how long I’ve waited here,
    And what distress I feel.

5. How often I have thought,
    Why should I longer try?
Surely the mercies I have sought,
    Are not for such as I.

6. But whither shall I go?
    There is no other pool,
Where streams of sov’reign mercy flow,
    To make the sinner whole.

7. Here then, from day to day,
    I’ll wait, and hope, and cry,
Can Jesus hear a sinner pray,
    And suffer him to die?

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

Author: Unknown
Composer: Unknown
Meter: S.M.
Song in the Night: Page 9

Gospel Pool

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