I had another hymn in mind to share this week, but this one keeps coming to mind. Kate was even singing it to herself the other day.

It was written by a single woman, who devoted her life to ministry, I read she sometimes served as an interim pastor and other times a circuit riding preacher. She married a minister in her late 30s. Quite an unusual life for the 19th century.

All my life long I had panted
for a drink from some cool spring
That I hoped would quench the burning
of the thirst I felt within

Hallelujah! He has found me,
the One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
through his blood I now am saved

Feeding on the filth around me,
‘til 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

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