Joy runs deep beneath my feet, springs
From the well of living water in my soul,
Rejoices in spite of grief and loss of love,
Mom, dad, grandma, David, they're gone,

Loss assails from every side, rain pouring
Down from darkened sky, pummels hard
As I cry...hear O Lord, your comfort leads
To the rock that's higher than I, your Holy

Mountain strengthens O Lord, these hands
That tremble, and long to hold on to what I
Know about you, you comfort and give the
Strength to carry on without my loved one,

Who's now passed beyond heaven's gate.

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©  


Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman at the well
John 4:3-14 -- He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Psalm 61:1-4 -- Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah
Psalm 35:9 -- And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.