Step In

The waters are troubled, the pool is nigh

Author: Thoro Harris
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The waters are troubled, the pool is nigh,
The angel of mercy is standing by,
The sick and the dying are pressing in
For healing and cleansing from sin.

The waters are troubled; step in
And you may be first: will you wash and be clean?
The angel is waiting; O cease your debating!
The waters are troubled; step in.

2 So many are near to the pool today,
The multitude throng them and crowd their way;
They see at Bethesda the stricken heal’d,
The arm of the Mighty reveal’d. [Refrain]

3 O come with a broken and contrite heart,
This moment the Healer can life impart,
The waters may never again be stirr’d
Nor footsteps of angels be heard. [Refrain]

4 Salvation is offer’d the world today,
The vilest may wash all his stains away;
This wonderful fountain stands open wide:
Go, plunge in the soul-cleansing tide. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #187

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The waters are troubled, the pool is nigh
Title: Step In
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The waters are troubled, step in
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: Public Domain



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