• Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Harp/Piano OR Small String Orchestra & Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co

  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano & Tenor
  • Instrumentation: Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co

Originally written as a duet for soprano and tenor with harp accompaniment, and now available for SATB choir, this piece comes at the heart of the cantata The Wedding at Cana.  It depicts the moment when water is transformed into wine and reflects on the presence of the divine in human love.

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The water of love flows
from God’s heart;
like rain, like a river
to quench the parched.
The strength of the tide,
the still ocean deeps
the pounding on conscience
the caressing of dreams.

The water of love wells
from man’s heart;
sweet tears of love’s pain
and hard tears of regret.
The springs of forgiveness,
the deep pool of peace
are found in each person
and yearn for release.

The waters of love,
human and divine,
when mingled create
the most beautiful wine.
In the glass of life’s living
in the joy of our hearts
the waters are joined
and will never part.

Words: Andrew Hawes (1954 –   )