Gospel Pool, The

DESCRIPTION: "Brother, how did you feel that day, When you lost your guilt and burden? I felt like the Lord God freed my soul, And the healing waters move." The healed man says that he could run (or his hands looked new), and "the green trees bowed."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious healing
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 521, "The Gospel Pool" (2 short texts)
Roud #11816
NOTES [47 words]: This seems to be based, very loosely, on the healing in John 5:2-9, where a crippled man hopes to enter the healing waters of Bethzatha. But the parallel is not very close -- and the part about the healing effects of the waters is largely absent in the best manuscripts of John. - RBW
File: Br3521

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