This hymn focusses on the Wedding at Cana in Galilee (John 2: 1 – 11)
where Jesus turned water into wine.
1 No magic, but a simple need was met when Jesus joined a feast, a wedding was well underway until the wine ran low, then ceased.
2 While Jesus never looked for fame his mother called him to her side to ask that he would help them out, assuming grace would now provide.
3 He wasn't such an easy touch he didn't want to do her will, it seemed he wasn't ready yet. Was this a misuse of his skill?
4 Great jars of water were at hand. Was this a miracle or sign? He simply told the stewards to draw. This water now had turned to wine
5 The wedding feast was now replete, and God surprises people still, through word or miracle or sign God still amazes, always will.
Andrew E Pratt Words © 2013 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd Metre: LM Tune: NIAGARA