/ / o my soul / /

The night I wrote this song, I was just sitting in the floor of my bedroom. Sometimes I’ll just pick up my guitar and start singing whatever is on my heart. That day, I had heard someone talking on a commentary. This is my summary: We have all of these internal desires, and we think that the things we truly desire are the things that we really want. Sometimes we get that thing and we realize that it’s not what we wanted. We just thought it was what we wanted. What my soul really longs for is Jesus. If Jesus is who He says He is, and I believe He is, then He offers everything I really want. It may not always feel like it, but at the end of the day what He offers, life and intimacy with Him, is really what I want.

So I thought about that all day. I thought about all of the tension and all of my unmet longings, and I started begging Jesus to really fill every desire. I truly believe that He can.

So here’s that simple song. I’ve never been one to share any songs I write. Mostly, because I just don’t like them. I also somewhat worry about what others will think, but I’m trying to stop caring so much about what people think and just freaking live my life.


I need you to draw near

Come and meet me here

You’re everything you say you are

Satisfy my wanting heart


O my soul

He is your hope

O my soul

He is your hope


Lovers that I chase

This life I live in haste

Again I do forget

You’re where I find rest


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