Around Bethesda's healing wave

Around Bethesda's healing wave

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 14 hymnals

Author: Bernard Barton

Barton, Bernard, commonly known as the "Quaker Poet," was born in London Jan. 31, 1784, and educated at a Quaker school at Ipswich. In 1798 he was apprenticed to Mr. S. Jesup, a shopkeeper at Halstead, Essex, with whom he remained until 1806, when he removed to Woodbridge, Suffolk, and entered into business with his brother, as a coal and corn merchant. On the death of his wife at the end of the first year of their married life, he proceeded to Liverpool, where he acted as a private tutor for a short time. He returned to Woodbridge in 1810, where he secured an engagement in the local bank of the Messrs. Alexander. This appointment he held for 40 years. He died at Woodbridge, Feb. 19, 1849. During the same year his daughter published his Poe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Around Bethesda's healing wave
Author: Bernard Barton
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Around Bethesda's healing wave. Consolation. This is on pp. 182-185, in his Napoleon, and other Poems, 1822, in 10 stanzas of 6 lines. A cento therefrom is given in a few American hymnals, including Mr. Beecher's Plymouth Collection, No. 746, as, "The waters of Bethesda's pool." -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #64Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #263Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #260Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #221Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #221Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #250Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #250Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #300Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #419Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d10
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #377Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #419Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #349Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d74
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