I lived a life of loneliness,
Ashamed to show my face,
Until I gained a righteousness
Entirely won by grace.
A chance encounter with a man,
Who asked me for a drink,
Was part of God's eternal plan,
The chain of love's first link.
He spoke of living water drawn
From an eternal well.
He knew my life, broken and torn,
And all my guilt could tell.
Yet still He offered life to me,
His gift as God's own Son.
And now I want the world to see
This man, the promised One.
This fountain made on Calvary's hill
Was bought by Jesus' pain.
And all who drink this water will
Not ever thirst again.
James Hughes (March 2016)
Tune - Dalehurst - Arthur Cottman (1841 - 1879) or Christine by James Hughes