Monday, August 18, 2014

Draw Water with Rejoicing

Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say,  Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 12:2-6

Draw Water With Rejoicing

Daughters there is nothing we can do
except what the day requires
draw water, wash our faces and hands
and turn our eyes and hearts to God.

This troubled earth scattered with broken hearts
we did not make it and only God can redeem
we can swaddled our young and sing outloud
and make each melody and whisper our prayer.

The sun comes up welcome slowly stretching light
we rise up and face the day with the night's tears
the burdens we bear inhabit our dreams
and the light has comes to dry it all away.

Let us draw water and make our teas
dance as the day is long
rejoice despite our constant fears
for the Divine dwells with us.

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