The water God gives us in wondrous supply
Is water that’s living and never runs dry.
For everyone drinks and is thirsty again,
But God’s living water gives life without end.
O God, we confess that we seek empty things;
We strive after wealth and the comfort it brings.
We buy things in hopes that our spirits will soar
Yet still we are thirsty and left wanting more.
Then just like that woman who went to the well,
We hear you, O Christ, and the truth that you tell.
You know who we are and you know what we’ve been;
You know us and love us in spite of our sin.
The gift that you give is the greatest of wealth;
You give living water! You give us yourself!
May we, like that woman, go back where we live
And tell those we know of the life that you give.
FOUNDATION 188.8.131.52 (“How Firm a Foundation”)
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.