482. Bethesda

1. I come, O Lord, when troubled waves are stirring
The healing fount that cures the touch of sin;
I come in hope, no faintness then deterring,
But there are none, O Lord, to help me in.

Help me in, help me in!
I am tired now of sin;
Help me in, help me in!
I may life eternal win!

2. I come, O Lord, when mercy is extended,
And angel wings are brooding softly o’er;
The ways of sin, that I had once defended,
I leave them all, and I can do no more. [Refrain]

3. I come, O Lord, though others may be hasting
With stronger steps to seek the way of life;
I come in faith, no precious moment wasting,
While earth and Heaven with love and peace are rife. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I come, O Lord, when troubled waves are stirring
Title: Bethesda
Author: Mary A. McKee (1903)
Refrain First Line: Help me in, help me in!
Language: English
Source: Fairer Than Day (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1903), number 56
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I come, O Lord, when troubled waves are stirring]
Composer: Adam Geibel
Incipit: 33233 44123 13543
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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