In Cana at a wedding feast, Christ worked his first great sign.
There Jesus' mother told her son, "They don't have any wine!"
He called for six stone water jars; they filled them to the brim;
Through water changed to wine that day, his friends believed in him.
Far from the town, the crowds pressed in on Jesus' prayer retreat.
He healed their sick, then told his own, "You give them food to eat!"
Five loaves of bread and two small fish were all they found to share,
Yet thousands ate the meal he blessed, with baskets left to spare.
Out on the sea, the winds were strong; the stormy waves were high;
There Jesus' friends were filled with fear when he came walking by.
"Take heart, for it is I!" he said, and helping Peter stand,
He calmed the storm and stirred their hearts; God's world was in his hand.
The blind, the poor, the outcast too, found Christ to be their friend.
"Have mercy!" Bartimaeus said. "I want to see again."
With great compassion and with grace, Christ gave him back his sight.
Through deeds of power, deeds of love, he filled our world with light.
O Lord, we see your wondrous signs and know through faith-filled eyes:
You are new wine that brings us joy, true bread that satisfies.
You give clear vision to your church, you make the wounded whole.
You give us hope, when seas are rough; for you are in control!
|First Line:||In Cana at a wedding feast|
|Title:||In Cana at a Wedding Feast|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette|
|Scripture:||Matthew 14:15-33; Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 6:35-52; Luke 9:12-17; Luke 15; Luke 18:35-43; John 2:3-11; John 9:5-13|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1999 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Source:||Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Wirtembergischen Katolischen Hofkapelle|