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Hymn: Five porches for the sick were made (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Five porches for the sick were made

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>

Composer: A Hayden

Meter: 8 6 8 8

Tune: Bethesda

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 322, click to see hymnal pages


Five porch-es for the sick were made,

Where oft an an-gel came, 

And there the im-po-tent were laid,

The sick, the halt, the blind, the lame.

A man diseased there helpless lay,

Who many years was bound,

And when the angel came that way

No friend to put him in he found.

At length the Saviour passing by,

Compassion moved his soul;

He saw him there in sorrow lie,

He saw, he spoke, and made him whole.

And there, by grief and sin oppressed,

At mercy's door I lay,

When Jesus came and touched my breast,

And bore my grief and sins away.

Now light breaks in upon my soul,

And love for Jesus' name;

For him who makes the wounded whole,

Who heals the blind and cures the lame.