Standing before Carl Bloch’s Painting Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda
    Footnotes

    “Standing before Carl Bloch’s Painting Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda,” Ensign, Oct. 2007, 29

    Standing before Carl Bloch’s Painting Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda

    In the house of mercy,

    Compassion, larger than life,

    more powerful than

    angel-troubled waters,

    lifts the veil of illness,

    impotence, strengthens

    heart and legs, and

    after thirty-eight infirm years,

    makes them whole.

    In Sabbath grace

    Thou callest me

    from my multitude of fears

    to come from beneath

    the cover of disbelief

    into Thy healing light.

    Heeding Thy command,

    Rise, take up thy bed,

    I will walk.

    Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, courtesy of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, may not be copied