Water of Life


Tune: Sussex

(slower tune to 'Father, hear the prayer we offer')

John 4 v.1-14 parts


Jesus journeyed, came to Sychar

A town on his journey far

Sat down by a well, then did meet

A woman and did her greet


He said to her, Who of this well

Drinks, shall thirst again, I tell

But whosoever drink of me

Shall never thirst, true this, see


For who drinks the water I shall

Give, it be a living well

They shall never thirst, but water

Shall give supply ever, sure


For it shall be in them a well

Of water springing up, I tell

In them unto life unto e'erlasting

Quenching of thirst it shall bring

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 29th, 2023 02:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 8
  • User favorite of this poem: GenXer Shamrocker ☘️.
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  • Neville

    my favourite tipple sparkling water after red wine and single malt and a nice cup of tea ..

    • orchidee

      Oh, I can't have sparkling - fizzy - water. it plays up my tum tum. It leaves me full of gas - or is it hot air? If so, no change there then! lol.

    • 2781

      "And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters above the firmament: and it was so."

      • orchidee

        Thanks 2.

      • GenXer Shamrocker ☘️

        Always touching my heart dear one!!!

        • orchidee

          Thanks GS.

        • Goldfinch60

          I hope that water won't arrive in my whisky Orchi! LOL


          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold. lol. Phew, It's 'spiritual' water, not the physical liquid - or else I might add it to tipples!

          • sorenbarrett

            I wonder if people in those days had a difficult a time understanding analogies as they do on poetry sites? Great write Orchi loved this story

            • orchidee

              Thanks SB. I read that the reason (or one reason) why Jesus told parables, was that those who were (and are) genuinely seeking him, would think about the parables, analogies, etc more, and so discover the true meanings of them. Those not very interested would just accept the surface meaning and not look further into them.

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