Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Woman at the Well
Rise Up Singing chapter: Spirituals, p.213
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(The Bible, John 4:6 Jesus)
Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
Jesus met the woman at the well (3x)
And he told her everything she'd ever done
He said, "Woman, woman, where is your husband? (3x)
I know everything you've ever done"
She said, " Jesus, Jesus, I ain't got no husband (3x)
And you don't know everything I've ever done"
He said, "Woman, woman, you've got (had) five husbands (3x)
And the one you have now he's not your own"
(And the man you've got now, he ain't one")
She said, "This man, this man, he must be (a) prophet! (3x)
He done told me everything I've ever done"