Jeremiah in the Potter’s House: Jeremiah 18.1-6 (to the tune ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’)

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Lyrics and Chords: C Intro: C / / / / / / / G / / / / / / / C / / / - / / /


I was sent down south, to a potter’s house,


when I saw him working with some clay.

As his wheel kept on turning,

I could feel my stomach churning,


t’was the kind of moment God would have his say.



“Listen well,” said God. “Listen well.


Watch the potter turn his wheel.”

And the pots that he was shaping,

which got ruined in the making,


were remoulded by his hands a different way. C / / / / / / / G / / / / / / / C / / / / / /

So the word was clear, as the Lord drew near.

I could see there was a message in the clay.

As I watched the wheel a turning,

I could hear his message burning,

“O Israel, your house is in decay!”

“Listen well,” said God, “Listen well.

Can’t I do what the potter did today?

Go and tell my holy nation,

that there will be no salvation,

if they live their lives in sin and disobey!”

“But if they relent, and of their sins repent,

I could shape and remodel them, and then,

If they turn once more to me,

I will come and set them free

And they will be my people once again,

And they will be my people once again!”

© words Sheila Hamil 2011