Sunday, 14 March 2010


Egypt’s water - the first we knew -
Turned to blood
At the twirl of a staff.

Glad were we when the Red Sea’s water
Left the Egyptian shore
Irretrievably cut off.

Bitter were we till Marah’s drink
Was transformed for us
By cast wood.

Fertility greeted us,
Seventy palm trees,
At the twelve springs of Elim.

We murmured, but it was the Rock
Which was smitten; the Rock
Which gave water.

And the Rock was willing
To follow; to serve water
At the lawgiver’s request.

After our wandering years
At last we could wield staves
To dig the well.

The last water, Jordan, dashed
Hopes; till the ark
Championed our passage.

We have been brought to a good land,
A land of waterbrooks, of springs,
And of deep waters,
That gush forth in the valleys and hills.


  1. yes for sure david..brought into a land of green pastures and flowing water and no excuse for being hungry or thirsty..
    how blessed we are and so undeserving!
    with christian love, terry know i love southern gospel david and one song that rodney griffin of "greater vision trio" wrote really spoke to was about the lady that was at the well with Jesus and who asked him for was called, "i asked him for water, he gave me the well"
    oh how great is THAT? that we have the WHOLE well david!


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