85. Waiting at the Pool

1 Thousands stand today in sorrow,
Waiting at the pool;
Saying they will wash tomorrow,
Waiting at the pool;
Others step in left and right,
Wash their stained garments white,
Leaving you in sorrow’s night,
Waiting at the pool,
Waiting, waiting, waiting at the pool.

2 Souls your filthy garments wearing,
Waiting at the pool;
Hearts your heavy burden bearing,
Waiting at the pool;
Can it be you never heard,
Jesus long ago hath stirred
The waters with his mighty word,
Waiting at the pool,
Waiting, waiting, waiting at the pool.

3 Thousands once were standing near you,
Waiting at the pool;
Come their voices back to cheer you,
Waiting at the pool;
Back from Canaan’s happy shore,
Sorrows past and labor o’er,
Where they stand in tears no more,
Waiting at the pool,
Waiting, waiting, waiting at the pool.

4 Mother leaves the son, the daughter,
Waiting at the pool;
Calls to them across the water,
Waiting at the pool;
You can never more embrace,
Mother, or behold her face,
If you keep the leper’s place,
Waiting at the pool,
Waiting, waiting, waiting at the pool.

5 Step in boldly—death may smite you,
Waiting at the pool;
Jesus may no more invite you,
Waiting at the pool;
Faith is near you, take her hand,
Seek with her the better land,
And no longer doubting stand,
Waiting at the pool,
Waiting, waiting, waiting at the pool.

Text Information
First Line: Thousands stand today in sorrow
Title: Waiting at the Pool
Author: Rev. A. J. Hough
Refrain First Line: Waiting at the pool
Publication Date: 1879
Tune Information
Name: [Thousands stand today in sorrow]
Composer: Wm. G. Fischer



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