As Jesus journeyed with his friends,
He broke great walls and barriers down.
He showed how far God’s love extends
At Jacob’s Well, outside of town.
A woman drew some water there,
And Jesus asked her for a drink.
They talked of life and truth and prayer—
His kind, warm welcome made her think.
Though culture pushed them far apart,
He looked past things that others saw.
He saw the searching in her heart;
His love shined greater than the law.
O God, when some are cast aside—
When people here are scorned, oppressed,
We see Christ reaching, arms stretched wide,
To welcome, treasure, heal and bless.
Biblical Reference: John 4:5-42
Tune: TALLIS’ CANON 18.104.22.168 (“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night”) Thomas Tallis, 1561.
Text: Copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.