Scripture Verse

There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. John 2:1

Introduction

portrait
Susan H. Peterson
(1950–2004)

Words: Su­san Pe­ter­son, 1999 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ash Grove, Welsh tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
The Marriage at Cana
William B. Hole (1846–1917)

Lyrics

A wedding took place
In the village of Cana,
And Jesus, His mother,
And followers all came.
The wine was exhausted,
And Mary informed Him,
They have no more wine
This would surely bring shame.
Dear woman, He answered,
Why do you involve Me?
My time to be recognized
Has not yet come.

His mother then said to
The servants there waiting,
Whatever He tells you,
Now let it be done.

Six water jars stood there
For ritual washing,
Each holding then full
Twenty gallons or more.
He said to the servants,
Now fill them with water.
They filled them brimful;
There was no room for more.
Then Jesus instructed,
Take some to the master.
The water had turned
Into wine—none knew how.
On tasting, the master
Exclaimed in amazement,
The choicest and best wine
You’ve saved until now!

When Jesus turned water
To wine there in Cana,
This was the first miracle
He’d ever done.
His glory He thus did
Reveal to the people,
And as a result,
His disciples were won.
Lord, may I be like them,
Believing You fully.
And like the stone water jars,
May I e’er be,
Filled up to the brim with
Your transforming Spirit.
Reveal now Your glory
To others through me.