All my life long I had panted for a draught from some clear spring that I hoped would quench the
burning of the thirst I felt within.
Hallelujah! I have found Him whom my soul so long has craved! Jesus satisfies my longings; through His blood I now am saved.
Feeding on the husks around me, till 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 faith, my Redeemer is to me.
by Clara T. Williams, 1858-1937