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Satisfied In You by The Sing Team

October 18, 2013
“Satisfied in You” is a song that I’ve known for a little over a year. When I first heard it, I kinda liked it and listened to it throughout the next few weeks. After a while I decided to learn it myself on the piano and sing along with it. If I played it in a specific key it fit my vocal range like a glove, it was a good song for practice, but I had no idea that it would have such meaning in my life just a few months later.
The song itself speaks about  a familiar point in life that many of us come to, myself included; the point of despair. But it also speaks about how when we thirst for God we are faithfully renewed, like a bed of rest from our despairing troubles.
I’ve sung the song hundreds of times. I’ve performed it a few times. Over half a year ago I was at a despairing point in my life. I won’t go into all the details here, there’s a time and a place for that. For now all I’ll say is that I was alone and I felt worthless. I won’t say that this song itself pulled me out of that but I do think had I not sung it so many times this summer, things would be different.
I’ve sung it and still sing it so many times that sometimes I feel like I’m not even singing anything of any great meaning. But it never gets old, and I occasionally have days where the song just hits me like a ton of bricks with it’s power of depth and greatness that it represents In God, and those days make all the other monotonous days worth it.
So here is a cover I made up quickly to share the splendor of the song with you all.

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 “Whereʼs 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 thirsts for you
And when I survey Your splendor, You so faithfully renew
Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
When Iʼm looking at the ground
Itʼs an inbred feedback loop that drags me down
So itʼs time to lift my brow
 
And remember better days
When I loved to worship you and learn your ways
Singing sweetest songs of praise
 
Let my sighs 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 Iʼm drowning out at sea
And all your breakers and your waves crash down on me
Iʼll recall your safety scheme
 
Youʼre the one who made the waves
And your Son went out to suffer in my place
And to show me that Iʼm safe
 
Why am I down?
Why so disturbed?
I am satisfied in you
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