Around Bethesda's healing wave

Around Bethesda's healing wave

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 16 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
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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 #64

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #263

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #260

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a260

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #221

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #221

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #250

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #250

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #300

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Plymouth Collection #a419

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #419

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d10

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Songs of the Soul #377

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #419

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The Christian Hymn Book #349

The Saints' Harp #d74

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