All my life long I had panted

All my life long I had panted
  For a draught from some cool spring,
That I hoped would quench the burning
  Of the thirst I felt within.
  Hallelujah! I have found Him
Whom my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies my longings;
  Through His life 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 me
  Only 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.

Hey I just noticed that you substituted blood in the chorus for life

and I wanted to know why you felt the need to do that?

although it is true that we are currently being saved as we are being led to glory as He is not only the Author but the Finisher of our faith, but the song is more primarily speaking of the atonement which was wrought through His death by which our sins are forgiven. The blood is a very important doctrinal point which the apostles frequently refer back to in the epistles, namely Paul in Romans, the author of Hebrews, etc. I dont feel that it is necessary or appropriate to omit it.


Love this song! brings back so many great memories. Been singing it since I was a child. Wonderful truth, the Lord truely does satisfy.

Ho everyone that thristeth come to the waters!


Dasma, Cavite, Philippines

Nothing and no one can satisfy us but only the Lord can.

Louie B. Apolinares

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Praise the Lord! It made me grow now and then as a part of His Body.


Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines

Praise the LORD!!!!Jesus satisfy my longings!!thank you Lord for your Divine Life now im saved!!!!Halleluyah!!!amen!

Neil Munoz

Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines

What a beautiful song! I will keep singing this song for the rest of my life. To God be the glory!

Sis Shielane

Davao City, Philippines

Hallelujah I have found Him. Only Jesus can satisfy me. Thank You Lord Jesus!!

Gitta Patel

Chicago, IL, United States

Lord we love You!

Michele Zhang

Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Lord, I love You more and more every day!

Bro, Benjie T. Arroyo

Ekklesia Sa Mandaluyong, Metro Manila Phillipines, Philippines

John 10:10 tells us that the Lord comes for us to have Him as life and have it abundantly. In John 6 the Lord fed the 5000 people showing that Jesus knows that we are longing for something that can satisfy us yet we do not know that only the Lord can satisfy us. Maybe we seek education, pleasure, money, success but still we are so dry. All of these cannot fill us; we are still unsatisfied. We don't have tomorrow we only have today. We need JESUS!!!!!