THE STORY OF MY FATHER, THE MINER AND MY BETHLEHEM WELL 

 

 

BORN AMIDST THE MOUNTAINS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 

WHERE GOLD RAN DEEP IN THE DARKNESS OF THE MINE 

OUT OF THAT ROCK ALL BLASTED APART CAME A NUGGET OF GOLD ALL COVERED IN GRIME 

MY FATHER, THE MINER, BROUGHT IT OUT FROM BELOW – PLACED IT IN MY MOTHER’S WOMB – THERE TO LET IT GROW 

BATHED IN THE LOVE OF MY MOTHER’S HEART - 7 ½ MONTHS LATER I MUST DEPART 

PREMATURE START – WILL HE LIVE OR DIE? 

BUT NURTURED AND LOVED IN MY PARENTS CRY - GREW A FINE BABY BOY WITH A TRUE CANADIAN HEART 

TENDER AS SILK AND A HEART FULL OF GOLD 

THE SUMMERS WERE HOT AND THE WINTERS WERE COLD 

A FOUR SEASON BABY GREW NOW IN THIS MOLD 

NO SCHOOL TO ATTEND 

NO CAR FOR THE ROAD 

LIFE WAS CRUDE AND TOUGH TO BEGIN 

BUT A PLANT GROWS STRONG 

IN THE WINDS OF SPRING 

AS THIS BABY BOY WAS DESTINED TO WIN. 

LIKE YOUNG JESUS GREW- IN STATURE AND FAVOR 

SO THIS YOUNG CHILD GREW TO FIND HIS SAVIOUR 

CHALLENGED BY SATAN FROM THE WOMB OF NEW BIRTH 

I GAVE ALL I HAD – I GAVE ALL MY WORTH 

TO SERVE YOU FOREVER AND NEVER DEPART 

YOU HAVE ME NOW – HE HAVE ALL MY HEART. 

LIFE STARTS OVER FROM BABYHOOD AGAIN 

IN THE PAINS AND THE HURTS WE ARE SURE TO GAIN. 

MORE THAN CONQUERORS WE BECOME - AS WE YIELD TO YOU JESUS –  

YOUR CROSS WITHIN 

FOR GREATER ARE YOU WITHIN - THAN THE BAD AND THE CURSED WITHOUT 

THE CALL OF GOD – WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN? 

ON THIS YOUNG CANADIAN SON AND HIS LOVELY BRIDE JUST WON. 

 

BUT TRIALS AND TESTINGS PROVED TOO MUCH TO BEAR. 

SO LEAVE KEN A NOTE AND QUICKLY DEPART 

TO THE PAST SECURITIES OF HER CHILDHOOD HEART 

BUT HER MOTHER SAID NO!  - TO YOUR HUSBAND YOU GO! 

FOR BETTER – FOR WORSE THIS VOW YOU MUST KEEP 

I WAS THERE WITH OPEN ARMS TO RECEIVE YOU BACK HOME 

SO LONG AS MY JESUS COULD REMAIN ON THE THRONE 

 OF OUR HEARTS AND OUR HOME AND OUR FAMILY SO DEAR. 

IT ALL SOUNDED GOOD – IT ALL SOUNDED CLEAR 

LIKE BREACHING THE GATES TO AN EXHIBIT OF LIFE  

MARRIED AND LEARNING AMIDST ALL STRIFE. 

AS THE MONTHS WORE HEAVY – BUT OUR HEARTS SINCERE 

MILDRED'S NEED FOR HER SAVIOUR WAS DRAWING NEAR 

SOON OVERWHELMED WITH BURDEN AND FEAR 

SHE GAVE WAY TO HER HEART AND - HER SAVIOR SO DEAR. 

BUT LIFE’S CHALLENGES DON’T GO AWAY – THOUGH THEY SEEM MORE CLEAR 

WHENEVER I LOOK, THEY ARE STILL NEAR 

WHAT WOULD THE FUTURE HOLD NOW FOR TWO HEARTS OF GOLD 

THOUGH SUMMERS STILL HOT AND WINTERS STILL COLD 

LIFE ISN’T A BOWL OF ROSES LIKE FALSE PROPHETS TOLD 

BUT WITH A FULL LOVE FOR JESUS - SIN HAS NO HOLD 

THE WORLD HAS A TALE OF A RAINBOW AND GOLD 

BUT MY JESUS IS THAT RAINBOW AND HIS NATURE IS THAT GOLD 

WHETHER IT’S LIFE OR DEATH I MAY NOT BE TOLD 

BUT I PRESS TO THE FUTURE – I PRESS TO THE GOLD 

AS OVERCOMERS IN YOU - WE MUST NOW ANCHOR 

TO THE ROCK OF AGES - TO THE ROCK OF HIS FOLD 

I ASK FOR NO BLESSINGS 

JUST GIVE ME YOUR GRACE 

MY SAVIOUR FOREVER 

YOUR CROSS I EMBRACE 

 

SO, WHO ARE THESE YOUNG PROPHETIC CANADIAN WARRIORS? 

LET THEM NOW RISE AND SHINE – FOR SURELY THIS IS YOURS AND MY TIME 

JESUS WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN TELL 

YOU ARE MY PEARL OF GREAT PRICE - MY BETHLEHEM WELL 

I WILL GIVE YOU MY ALL – YOUR STORY TO TELL, 

SELA (Stop and think calmly about that.) 

WHY DAVID, DID YOU LONG FOR THAT BETHLEHEM WELL? 

WHO’S WATERS RAN COLD – A STORY TO TELL 

THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR RAN DEEP IN THAT WELL 

SATAN SO CURSED IT AND TRIED TO DISPEL 

THE PHILISTINE GARRISON AROUND IT DID STAND 

AS THREE MIGHTY MEN RISKED THEIR LIVES THAT DAY 

AND BROKE THROUGH HELL’S GATES – TO PULL WATER AWAY 

THE WATER IS FREE – THE WORD DECLARES

BUT THE PRICE TO GET IT – MAY COST YOU YOUR LIFE! 

IT’S THE DEPTH OF YOUR YEARNING THAT DETERMINES THE RISK 

THE 3 MEN THAT DAY WERE WILLING TO PAY 

IT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO THE COST OF YOUR CROSS 

SO HERE IS THE WATER YOU ASKED FOR, YOU SEE, 

BUT I CAN’T DRINK IT – OR KEEP IT FOR ME. 

SO I LIFT IT HIGH AS THE VALUE YOU PAID

AND POUR OUT MY WATER , THE WATER I CRAVED 

AS A DRINK OFFERING FOR YOU - WHO AROSE FROM THE GRAVE 

NOW – WHAT IS YOUR LONGING FOR WATER TO YOU? 

MINE WAS AN UNKNOWN SISTER - AS PURE AS THE BLUE 

BUT YOU HAVE MANY SISTERS – IS IT NOT TRUE? 

YET ONE IN THE NATURAL I NEVER KNEW 

SO YOU HEARD MY LONGING LIKE MIGHTY MEN DO 

AND PRESENTED MY SISTER TO ME IN THE NEW. 

I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE IT – AS SHE CAME FROM YOUR LOVE 

EVERYTHING I NEEDED IN A SISTER FROM ABOVE 

YOUNGER THAN ME SO HER PROTECTOR I COULD BE 

OF SIMILAR NATIONALITY SO WE BOTH COULD RELATE 

SAME FATHER FOR SURE - MADE US BLOOD IN THE PURE 

WE BOTH LOVE YOU JESUS - WHO’S LIFE MADE US ONE 

NOW SISTER AND BROTHER – ABOUT TO HAVE FUN 

BUT WAIT, MY SISTER, I CANNOT DRINK THEE. 

THIS WATER COST HIS LIFE TO SET YOU FREE 

SO LIKE DAVID OF OLD – I NOW LIFT THEE HIGH 

AS A DRINK OFFERING OF LOVE TO MY GOD IN THE SKY. 

AS I POUR YOU OUT FROM MY HEART COMES A CRY 

OH, LOVE OF GOD ON YOU I RELY 

FOR THIS GIFT OF MY SISTER YOU GAVE ME SO PURE 

I ADORE YOU MY JESUS 

-AS I LAY HER DOWN AT YOUR FEET- 

MY SISTER OF LOVE I CANNOT KEEP 

BUT YOUR GRACE SAID TO ME AS I GAVE HER BACK,

I WILL SHARE HER WITH YOU WHENEVER YOU LACK 

OUR LIFE WE MUST LOSE IN ORDER TO GAIN  

IN ETERNITY I FIND MY SISTER REMAIN 

THE LONGING I POURED OUT I RECEIVED BACK FOREVER

I ADORE YOU MY LORD AS YOU FAIL ME NEVER 

I HELD YOU FOR A MOMENT IN TIME IT IS TRUE

THEN GAVE YOU BACK TO THE ONE WE BOTH KNEW 

TIME WILL SOON END AS TEARS ARE WIPED AWAY

ETERNITY WAS ALWAYS THERE TO FULFIL THIS DAY 

FOREVER ONE WE ALL WILL BE 

IN THE FATHER, IN THE SON, IN THE HOLY SPIRIT THREE 

I IN YOU AND YOU IN ME 

HOLY SPIRIT LOVE HAS SET US FREE 

WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE FOREVER. 

SO THIS IS MY STORY ,FOR ALL YOUR GLORY 

I WORSHIP YOU JESUS 

ETERNALLY GRATEFUL 

YOUR BROTHER 

KEN