Quench My Thirst, Lord

Quench my thirst, Lord;
Fill my life with things that always satisfy.
Take away my penchant for
Those things that always leave me dry.

Take my doubt, fill me with faith.
Take my dread, fill me with hope.
Take my fear, fill me with peace.
Quench my thirst, Lord.

Take my dark, fill me with light.
Take my cold, fill me with warmth.
Take my greed, fill me with care.
Quench my thirst, Lord.

Take my lies, fill me with truth.
Take my wrongs, fill me with right.
Take my self, fill me with You.
Quench my thirst, Lord.

About This Song:
Do you recall a time you were really thirsty? I mean “about to pass out thirsty.”

I experienced one of those times some years ago while having fun at Kings Dominion (an amusement park near Richmond). I was so out-of-it I barely knew what I was doing, and I wasn’t even up to asking anyone for help. Being there by myself didn’t help.

My next question is what you drank when you were that thirsty. Water, juice, a soft drink?

Not a soft drink, I hope. From what I’ve been told, caffeine dehydrates the body. It might quench your thirst temporarily, but it won’t restore lost water to your body.

Often–too often–we fill ourselves with things that aren’t harmless. Things that hurt us and our relationships with other people. We may not even realize how much we’re gorging ourselves on those things.

They’re not things that satisfy us.

My prayer for you today is that–if you’re filling up on any of the negative things listed in this song–you’ll pray for God to quench whatever you’re really thirsting for with whatever He knows is better and wants you to have.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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