The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. Isaiah 35:7
Words: Anna Piroska Williams, 2010 (És Tóvá Lesz a Délibáb). Translated from Hungarian to English by Anna Williams, 2017. Versified by Richard W. Adams, 2017 (public domain).
Music: Louella in Harmonia Sacra, by Joseph Funk, 12th edition, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Many people think that God’s promises are just a mirage…we think something promising is there, but then it turns out to have been just a mirage—a snare and a delusion…However, God says it in His Word, that what we take to be just a mirage, will turn out to be water to quench our thirst and keep us alive.
Anna Piroska Williams
June 4, 2017
While plodding through the desert land,
Is all you see but mirage and sand?
Has God hid His face, forgotten His child?
The living water gone with His smile?
The long years stretch on, the sun burning down,
The burden so heavy, and hard the ground;
As strength starts to fail and dark fears arise,
You question His promise, tears fill your eyes.
You think life is o’er, you can’t carry on,
Your footsteps on fire, and strength is gone;
But only believe: your fear will take wings,
The sand turn to pools, and life giving springs!
The Word of God speaks, put down your despair:
I always am with you, as close as prayer;
My love watches o’er you, still ever the same,
And he who believes, shall never know shame.
So cast your burden on the Lord;
Your God will sustain you and help afford;
He will not abandon faith to the grave,
Fear not, He is able, mighty to save.
It never was o’er—God does not forsake;
Mirage gives way to sparkling lake!
What God has promised, that will He do:
The blessing of Heaven rains down anew.