“And the Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him that hears say, ‘Come.’ And let him that is thirsty come. And, whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

Revelation 22:17

There’s a tugging in my heart today

For a place I’ve never been;

It’s a place that’s fairer than any land—

A place with no sickness or sin.

I’m told there is no suffering

In that place not made with hands,

There’ll be no tears, sorrow or death

In Heaven—God’s eternal and perfect land.

For now, our journey’s rocky and steep

And we’re tempted to give up,

But when we think of the joy that awaits us,

We say, “Oh let me drink from the Master’s cup.”

Yes, the Master’s waiting to dry our tears

And quench our thirsty hearts

By giving us a drink from His cup of eternal life

That’s sufficient from the very start.

To drink from His cup is by invitation only—

For those who have turned from sin;

Only those who believe may drink from this cup

And into God’s Kingdom enter in.

To those who are lonely, the Lord says “Come;”

To those who are thirsty He pleads,

“Come and drink from My cup and you’ll discover for sure

My living water is all you’ll ever need.”

Oh, come to His fountain, oh weary one;

Yes, come and drink from His water so sweet.

If you come as a child, taking Jesus as Lord,

You’ll discover life so meaningfully complete.

“Come now and drink,” the Master says

To those so arid in soul;

Drink once from His cup and you’ll never thirst again

As His love transforms you and makes you whole.

by Tom Smith