Waterfalls, crashing from the heights.
Dazzling energy, like the spirit
of God. I am but toe-deep
in your lovely waters, Lord,
mostly dry, for most of the day,
but I want to wade, ever deeper
into your rivers of delight.
I want to live there, your waters,
cascading around me,
washing out all ashes in me, until
there is just beauty, irrigating
my barren soul, recalling
me to life. I want your waters,
iridescent diamonds, to make
the air bright and holy around me.
Bright, holy and full of joy.
I want to live in your waterfall, Lord.
I want your living waters to spring within me.
I want to dive through your torrents.
Letting nothing hold me back.
Not sin, not sin. I will repent
Seventy times seven;
Not unforgiveness, not bitterness.
I will let go of anger, once, twice,
and again, so I may not be a leaf,
rotting blocked by the rocks,
but a rainbow fish flashing free.
I will let go of my sadness. Let go
Of grief. For what men meant for evil,
you can transmute to good.
So shall I dwell in your great river, oh Lord,
And your great river shall flow within me.