New Living Translation (NLT)
1 O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.
Somewhere deep inside my soul
A yearning was always there,
It whispered to me when I woke,
I answered in my prayers,
It was never really clear just what
I was hoping that I would find,
Something just seemed to be missing
Or something was left behind,
I looked for it at every turn,
I listened to every sound,
But though I tried my very best
That something could not be found,
At times I plead with all my heart,
At times I shook my fist at the sky,
At times I simply bowed my head,
At times I wished that I could die,
Then one day I just gave up,
Laid down my silly pride,
Then You whispered softly
“My son, why do you cry?”
That Voice was all I needed,
It was why I’d searched so long,
It gave a meaning to my life
And a reason to belong.
©2018 by William Pierce
Though we gaze upon the stars and the galaxies, though we look upon the beauty of the mountains and the flowers of the spring. Though we love and are loved here upon the Earth, we will long for You. There is nothing else that will truly satisfy.