You are the potter

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God
(Hebrews 10:31; NIV).

1. You are the potter,
We, your jars of clay;
Yet some prefer to think
You don’t exist.

2. You send both good and bad
To help us grow,
But we don’t want to change,
So we resist.

3. Yet, when we have to face
A crisis, Lord,
Our frailty
Is suddenly revealed.

4. At last, we see:
Our lives are in your hands;
We call your name,
And beg, Lord, to be healed.


1. O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand (Isaiah 64:8; NLT).

We […] are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

2. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Should we accept only good from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).

Don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves (Proverbs 3:11-12; NLT).

3. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away (Job 1:21; NLT).

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

4. Our lives are in his hands (Psalm 66:9; NLT).

We will call on your name (Psalm 80:18; NIV).

Heal me, Lord (Psalm 6:2; NLT).

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