Water of life, water alive,
Gentle drops fall
Making circles in the lake,
Widening, rippling, stippling the surface
Sinking softly onto soil,
Soaking into earth,
Sending message of renewal,
A gentle baptism of water and spirit,
Washes away darkness
Sin, disease and decay,
Arousing new hope in all it reaches.
But water can also bring
Deluge of death,
Trees, buildings, lives,
Brings chaos, confusion,
Dead bodies in putrefying piles.
How then can we find consolation
In the Lord’s promise of Living Water?