26. Creator of the Water

Creator of the water that makes the world so green,
That satisfies the thirsty, and keeps us cool and clean,
We take from your creation this gift we use each day;
You call us now to use it in this most holy way.

As in the time of Noah, the sea engulfed the land,
And through the Red Sea, Moses led Israel 'cross the sand,
And to the Jordan waters, Christ went and was baptized —
Your water has a power: it changes all our lives.

May this your gift of water, long springing from the earth,
Become for all new Christians their fountain of rebirth.
Lord, wash away their sinning, and give them life anew —
Pour out your Spirit on them, that they may follow you.

God, through your gift of water, your family we become;
You take away divisions; in Christ you make us one.
Now send your Spirit on us and give us work to do
That we may share with others the love we have from you.

Text Information
First Line: Creator of the water that makes the world so green
Title: Creator of the Water
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: D
Scripture: Genesis 1:8-12; Genesis 7; Exodus 14; Psalm 107:8-9; Matthew 3:16-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Romans 8:1-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 2:19; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:19-20; 1 John 4:7-21
Topic: Baptism; Holy Spirit
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1835)
Composer: Arthur Henry Mann (1881)
Meter: D
Key: D Major
Key: G Major

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