God, you call us to the waters
Where your gracious blessings flow,
Yet we ask: “What should we offer?”
“What’s the cost?” We want to know.
What we long for— can we earn it?
Can we buy it? Can we learn it?
What’s the cost? We want to know.
We confess your invitation
Sounds too wondrous to be true.
Milk and wine and your salvation,
Living water— gifts from you!
May your waters and your table
Now remind us you are able
To give life, and life anew.
When we search for things to feed us
That will never satisfy,
Lord we pray that you will lead us
To the waters you provide.
Help us turn to seek your waters,
As repenting sons and daughters;
Lead us to abundant life.
May your church here be a witness
To your generosity.
May we share your life and wholeness—
Gifts of grace, for all and free.
May the poor find here your kingdom;
May the seekers find a welcome;
May the hungry come and eat.
Biblical References: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8
Tune: W ZLOBIE LEZY 184.108.40.206.8.8.7 (“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”)
Text: Copyright © 2016 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.