All my life I had a longingFor a drink from some clear spring,That I hoped would quench the burningOf the thirst I felt within.
Hallelujah! I have found HimWhom my soul so long has craved!Jesus satisfies my longings,Through His blood I now am saved.
Feeding on the husks around me,Till my strength was almost gone,Longed my soul for something better,Only still to hunger on.
Poor I was, and sought for riches,Something that would satisfy,But the dust I gathered round meOnly mocked my soul's sad cry.
Well of water, ever springing,Bread of life so rich and free,Untold wealth that never faileth,My Redeemer is to me.