A Pool in the Wilderness

The Lord Everlasting,
The Creator of All,
Giveth strength to the weary,
And lifts them that fall.

Thy God is e’er with thee,
So be not dismayed;
He will uphold thee
When thou art afraid.

When the poor are athirst,
He maketh rivers to flow;
And fountains in valleys
On them He’ll bestow.

In wilderness dry
He placeth a pool
With wellsprings of water,
Refreshing and cool.

Thou hast trusted the Lord
And walked in His ways;
May His water sustain thee
The rest of thy days!

by Sarah Lynn Jackson
used by permission

Isaiah 40:28-31; 41:10
For Irene Anderson, with love,
on her 69th birthday, 12-4-96

Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water,
and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst,
I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not
forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in high places, and
fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the
wilderness a pool of water,
and the dry land springs of water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

graphics and background by mary van nattan
Photo by Elisabeth M. Used by permission.
Willow City Loop, 2006.