She’s the one Christ should have hated – Jesus and a Samaritan woman – a hymn

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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