The Wedding Guests Were Waiting

The wedding guests were waiting

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn
Published in 2 hymnals

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The wedding guests were waiting
but all the wine was gone,
so Mary went to Jesus,
"Please help our friends, my son."
Then Jesus said, "Bring water."
He turned it into wine,
and thus revealed his power.
It was the first great sign.

The father was a Gentile,
a Roman soldier too,
an enemy and stranger
to any faithful Jew,
but still he begged of Jesus,
"Come heal my dying boy."
"Believe in me, " said Jesus.
"He lives to bring you joy."

When everyone was hungry
and no one seemed to care,
a boy came forward, smiling,
"I have this food to share."
He gave his bread to Jesus,
his fish, though they were small.
Then Jesus blessed his offering,
and lo, it fed them all!

A mother shows compassion,
a father trusts God's way,
a child finds joy in sharing--
such are the signs today
that Christ still lives among us
and through love's faithful deeds,
works miracles and wonders
to meet our deepest needs.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: The wedding guests were waiting
Title: The Wedding Guests Were Waiting
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn
Language: English



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