A deep yearning from within

In the midst of all distress;

As we thirst for the living God

For His presence to manifest.

To feel His gentle touch

And the reassurance He is there,

To comfort and to deliver us

So all trials we can bear.

As the deer pants

For water to satisfy within;

Similarly our soul longs for God

So we’re reconciled to Him.

When our soul pants for God

In humility we’ve understood,

That He is the only One who satisfies

The only One who truly could.

This water is refreshing

From His undiluted word,

As it satisfies our thirsty soul

Revealing Jesus Christ as Lord.

It’s a living fountain, it is indeed

As it calms the storms within;

It gives us peace and a joy

And it washes all our sin.

It removes all our droughts

And the parched areas of our land;

It refreshes our inner temple

As we feel His sovereign hand.

As the deer pants

For the water from the brook,

So our soul is nourished

When we drink from God’s Holy book.

Satisfaction will quench our thirst;

Our spiritual need within,

Along with health to our bones

And all the blessings it so brings.

(C) P.B. 2021

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”  Psalm 42:1-2

“The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me – A prayer to the God of my life.”  Psalm 42:8

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God;  For I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.”  Psalm 42:11

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”  John 7:37-38