Scripture Verse

The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. Isaiah 35:7


Richard W. Adams

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).

Anna P. Williams


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.