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Fill the Well Within

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Church Music Contest: Relief Society division–2nd place 1990

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Lyrics

In each passing mortal hour
All around me there is need
There are hearts that yearn, and tears that fall
And hungry souls to feed
I must seek the Spirit’s wisdom
Learn compassion’s gentle art
For I cannot give with empty hands
Nor love with barren heart

If I would bear my brother’s burden
If I would share my sister’s grief
Extend the hand of sweet compassion
Offer the weary ones relief
If I would ease the thirst of strangers
And serve His children heart and hand
I must drink of heaven’s wells o’erflowing
I must learn to fill the well within

I will serve my Savior gladly
Seek His little lambs who stray
But if I would lead them safely home
I must know the way
I must seek for understanding
That I may serve His children well
If I seek to fill the soul athirst
I must first be filled

(Repeat chorus)

1 Comment

  1. Brandon Meyer

    In rediscovering this piece 9 years after I first heard it I was reminded once more of the power of your writing and the effect it has had on my spiritual life.

    In those 9 years I forgot the name but never did I forget the feeling I felt when I heard it, and after going through all the scores in alphabetical order I immediately recognized the feeling in me as I read the notes of the score.

    I discovered your music through my church who’s children’s choir recorded “If I planted a garden” and I’ve been a feeding on the fruits of your labour ever since.

    Thank you for sharing.

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