Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing You to a New One.

A while back at my church, Sojourn, we sang a new song written by Brian Eichelberger (Mars Hill, Seattle). The song is "Satisfied in You" and is based from Psalm 42. There are no words to convey the affect this song had on my heart. Maybe it was just the moment. Unfortunately, the audio is nowhere to be found online, at least according to Google and YouTube. I searched like crazy before I wrote this. For now, only my memory (and the enhancing acoustics of my shower stall) allows me to enjoy what I recall is the tune. But at this time, enjoy the lyrics in full. If I (or any of you) come across the actual song, I'll be sure to post it here as soon as it reaches my laptop, fo sho. The last verse gets me every time. (And thanks to my boy Tom for digging this up for me.)


"Satisfied in You"

I have lost My appetite
And a flood is welling up behind my eyes
So I eat the tears I cry
And if that were not enough
They know just the words to cut and tear and prod
When they ask me "Where's your God?"

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I can remember when you showed your face to me

As a deer pants for water, so my soul longs for you
And when I survey your splendor, you so faithfully renew
Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
I am satisfied in you

When I'm looking at the ground
It's an inbred feedback loop that drags me down
So it's time to lift my brow
And remember better days
When I loved to worship you and learn your ways
With the sweetest songs of praise

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I can remember when you showed your face to me

Let my sights give way to songs that sing about your faithfulness
Let my pain reveal your glory as my only real rest
Let my losses show me all I truly have is you

So when I'm drowning out at sea
And all your breakers and your waves crash down on me
I'll recall your safety scheme
You're the one who made the waves
And your Son went out to suffer in my place
And to show me that I'm safe

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I am satisfied in You.

There you go.
The whole last verse breaks me down, especially, "You're the One who made the waves, and your Son went out to suffer in my place." Get's me every time, even now.

Call me up and I'll get in my shower and sing it for you.
Peace.
Ep

1 comment:

Justin said...

I have been waiting for a recording for this too! That's why I found this blog, actually... my name's Justin, I'm a Sojourner too!