Lent 3 The gospel reading (John 4: 5-42) tells of Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman. This hymn reflects on this story.
1 She's the one Christ should have hated,
every law set her apart,
woman, foreign, faith betrayer,
yet compassion warmed his heart.
2 Was he thirsty? Human nature
giving us a reason why
he would cross these rules, these bound'ries,
does this story give the lie?
3 Yet whatever choice we fathom
Jesus talked and spoke with her;
sought to find a new direction,
new found faith began to stir.
Andrew Pratt (born 1948)
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Metre: 8 7 8 7
Tune: ALL FOR JESUS