Hymn about the woman at the well
There are usually two or three hymns sung during a wedding service. The first is sung near to the beginning and helps everyone to feel that they are together in this place for a special purpose. Another hymn is included sometimes whilst the register is being signed, or just after. If you can find hymns that are familiar to your guests and are easy to sing, it will encourage everyone to join in. The vicar or the organist at the church where you are to be married, or Directors of Music in some of the larger churches , will be pleased to help you decide.
Fill My Cup, Lord
That's a good hymn. I haven't seen Denny's original, to judge the details of the adaptation, but the language seems appropriate, and the additions pretty much seamless.
I completely agree on the desirability of Bible-story hymns, and this is a good addition to the corpus. I might change "faithful" in the last stanza to "faith-filled", if I were to suggest an emendation. But it's a good hymn as it stands. Leland aka Haruo. I really like it! I've never seen the original either but I especially like your addition of the message that we are to share the story of Jesus and His promised salvation as the woman at the well did.
Thanks for the applause ; I am probably not "done" with it; there's always a word or 2 that you want to change later. I think "faith-filled" is a bit of a tongue-twister with the th and f sounds adjacent, but I agree that "faithful" may not be exactly the right word in that place but it's such a hymn-ly word!
Well, well, well. St Botolph's. Do you know his setting of the Mag and Nunc? I do not know Slater's canticles but would like to, as I like this tune very much. Barnby also has a tune by the same name, though I don't know if that's connected with an actual church or if he just pulled it out of a book of saints' names, like he and many of his contemporaries seemed to do. Thanks for stopping by. Thank you amazing blog, do you have twitter, facebook or something similar where i can follow your blog Sandro Heckler.
Post a Comment. Tuesday, June 3, The Woman at the Well. I like hymns that tell stories from the Bible. Even though, in churches that follow the liturgical year, like most I've ever attended, they're only sung on the Sundays when that particular scripture passage is read so sometimes, only once every three years. The story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well is told in John There are some contemporary hymns that draw from this story, such as Edith Sinclair Downing's When, like the woman at the well which appears in some newer hymnals.
The broader theme of living water is used even more widely in other hymns, even without the accompanying story. So a few months ago, in a nineteenth-century hymnal, I happened on a hymn which told this story that I had not seen before. The language was quite dated and negative in places, and I knew it would not likely be sung anywhere in its original form.
The text doesn't appear in any of the usual online hymn sites, either. So why not make some changes and adapt it for contemporary use? I haven't done this kind of adaptation in quite a while any changes made so far on my blog hymns were either very minor or were done several years ago with input from others so I was a little rusty, but I think it's now ready for public display. O Jesus, once along the road, At Jacob's lonely well, An outcast woman heard thee there Thy great salvation tell.
Samaria's unnamed daughter found Those streams unknown before, The water-brooks of life that make The weary thirst no more. Today, to us, assembled here, Thy gracious words have told That mystery of love, revealed Beside that well of old. She told the tale to all she knew, As we declare it now -- Our deep, divine, unfailing spring Of grace and glory thou. In spirit, Christ, we've sat with thee Around the springing well Of joy and life, and heard thee there Its healing virtues tell.
That living water may we drink, From fear and strife set free, And like that faithful woman, seek And find our peace in thee. Edward Denny, c. Tune: ST. Gordon Slater, c. Two of the original verses are gone six is probably enough and one is moved.
Several lines are completely new one replaced was "And Lord, to us, as vile as she". I wanted to acknowledge that the names of many women in the Bible, unlike those of most men, are not recorded verse 2.
You may still find some of the language outdated, though I don't have a problem with "thee" and "thou" -- the poetic language of hymns is a great part of their history and their appeal. Going back to read the original passage, I also found an aspect of the story that the original hymnwriter did not include. This woman did not just listen to Jesus talk about salvation -- she went home and told others what she had heard.
Nowadays, we well, many of us don't even think twice about women preaching. We'll never know, but was that why Edward Denny left out that part of the story? I wanted to get that in, and also that we here today should also go out and tell the story ourselves verse 4. Well, the best lines are still Denny's, which is why I wanted to polish up this hymn and maybe bring it back for a few people who wouldn't have seen it otherwise.
I think the many, many hymn singers that have gone before us would still recognize this text and I hope that Edward Denny would agree. Posted by C. Labels: scriptural story songs , St. Botolph tune , Voices Found , water , Women of the Bible. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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That's a good hymn. I haven't seen Denny's original, to judge the details of the adaptation, but the language seems appropriate, and the additions pretty much seamless. I completely agree on the desirability of Bible-story hymns, and this is a good addition to the corpus. I might change "faithful" in the last stanza to "faith-filled", if I were to suggest an emendation. But it's a good hymn as it stands.
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Hymns for John 4
He told me the story of how this song came to be. He was in the office at Wesley, waiting for a couple who had an appointment to talk about their wedding. The couple was late. Blanchard was getting more and more frustrated as he waited.
Once a woman seeking water at a well not far from home Met a thirsty, waiting stranger from a people not her own. Would she give a drink of water and respond to human need? Could she know the joy and wonder she, the giver, would receive?
Community of Christ
There are two versions of this hymn in our songbooks. The United Methodist Hymnal contains only the refrain and often serves as a choral or congregational chorus or response sung during Holy Communion. The refrain is a prayer that Jesus will quench the thirst and fill the hunger of our souls with the cup and bread, fill us and make us whole. In this larger context, the hymn becomes a song of forgiveness, healing, and restoration.
Jacob's Well. Words and Music: English Traditional. Source: G. Walters, , Reprinted by Michael Raven, , p. This had she know, her fainting mind For richer draughts had sighed; Nor had Messiah ever kind, Those richer draughts denied.
“Fill My Cup, Lord”/“Like the Woman at the Well”
The Samaritan woman at the well is a figure from the Gospel of John , in John — The woman appears in John 4 :4—42, However below is John — But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar , near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.
In many Christian denominations, women struggle to find a voice. Some of them feel called to teach or preach and so are relegated to teaching only women or children. Others pour their thoughts into blogs, books, and Bible studies. She was a musician, an artist, a writer, a theologian, and a mystic whose interests included natural history and medicine. In the s, hymn writing from women reached unprecedented heights.
WOMAN IN THE NIGHT
Like the woman at the well I was seeking For things that could not satisfy And then I heard my Savior speaking Draw from my well that never shall run dry. Fill my cup Lord I lift it up Lord Come and quench this thirsting of my soul Bread of heaven feed me till I want no more Fill my cup fill it up and make me whole. There are millions in this world who are craving The pleasures earthly things afford But none can match the wondrous treasure That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
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