The Gift of Water

Easter

The gift of water’s what we bring.

It seems like such a simple thing.

Yet from it comes a living spring,

The gift of water’s what we bring.

 

Before the world had come to be,

Before there was a you, a me

God’s Spirit blew across the sea,

Before the world had come to be.

 

This gift of God fills all the earth.

It drowns, it heals, it gives new birth.

No mind like ours can guess its worth.

This gift of God fills all the earth.

 

The gift of water’s what we bring.

From this small gift new life will spring.

Like streams and rivers, let us sing:

“The gift of water’s what we bring.”

 

Up, up with us and join the song.

By Word and water all belong

To God alone.  Now sing along!

‘Til earth’s drowned in baptismal song.

© Paul E. Hoffman