Sunday, March 26, 2017

Higher Hunger

"My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God" (Psalm 84:2).  "All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled… Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire" (Ecclesiastes 6:7,9).  "Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you… And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst" (John 6:27,35). 

Our heart has a hunger that's higher
Than all that our labor can fill.
The wandering of our desire
Shall leave us unsatisfied still. 

Our temporal needs we supply
Through wages of daily endeavor,
But none of these things satisfy
That ransom that saves us forever. 

Our hunger and thirst for God's love
Could only be met by our Savior,
Who came down from heaven above
To meet us with His saving favor. 

Lord, whether we're older or younger,
The need of our soul is the same:   
The yearning of our higher hunger
Is met as we trust in Your name.  

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