Withered or Well-Watered
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
Rejecting prayer, rejecting God,
self-confidence is high,
or confidence in others, who
can little help supply.
Then life becomes a barren place,
dry, withered, lonely, sore,
unfruitful, weary, needing grace
that can refreshment pour.
How blessed are they that have their trust
in God, on him rely:
they’re like a tree whose roots are fed
from water flowing by.
Refreshed in drought and times of heat,
they heed his Word, and pray;
he makes them fruitful, they give shade
to others on the way.
see Jeremiah 17: 5-10 and Psalm 1