Jesus Gave Me Water

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a cappella SATB - by Lucie Campbell - arr. Peter & Mary Alice Amidon

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a cappella SATB - by Lucie Campbell - arr. Peter & Mary Alice Amidon

In Amidons' book/CD "Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir". Sung here by Friends-of-the-Amidons-Singers. If you can find someone to sing the solo part, the rest of the arrangement is pretty easy. Here is the Sam Cooke version from which the Amidons learned, transcribed, and arranged the song, in the process simplifying the choral accompaniment.  And here is the Washed Out Beulah Band's great performance of their transcription/arrangement of the Sam Cooke arrangement!

LYRICS

Jesus Gave Me Water
by Lucie Campbell

Chorus
Oh, Jesus, he gave me water, Jesus gave me water
Jesus gave me water, I want to let his praises swell;
Jesus gave me water, Jesus gave me water
Jesus gave me water, and it was not in the well.

Well there was a woman from Somaria
Came to the well to get some water
There she met a stranger, who did her story tell;
That woman dropped her pitcher
She drank and was made richer
From the water he gave her,
And it was not in the well

Chorus

Well, Jesus, he gave me water, Jesus gave me water
Jesus gave me water, I want to let his praises swell;
Jesus gave me water, He gave me that lovin’ water
(or give a livin’ a lovin’ a lastin’ water)
Jesus gave me water, and it was not in the well.

Well when that woman he had pitied,
She ran back to the city
Cried glory halleluia, and did his wonders tell.
She left my savior singing
She came back to embrace him
The time she had water Lord,
And it was not in the well.

Chorus

Well when that woman left her shouting
There was no room for doubting
That she had met a savior who did her story tell.
Every time she’d doubt him
She stop to think about him
The one who gave her that water Lord
And it was not in the well.

Chorus

 

 

Tags: Sacred, a cappella