Songs & Scripture: “Only You Can Satisfy” (Caleb Clements, Todd Proctor)

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee..”

–Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo from 396-430 A.D.

For today’s Song & Scripture post, I’ve chosen “Only you can Satisfy”, which somehow perfectly expresses our brother Augustine’s famous line from his Confessions. Some close friends introduced me to this song through their small group. And actually, they produced the lyric video on Youtube seen below featuring a rendition of the song by Travis Ryan:

I hope you are blessed through the music and the Scriptures that show the lyrics we sing are true!

Only You Can Satisfy
Written by Caleb Clements & Todd Proctor
CCLI #5149432

In all of my life Iʼm searching
For what can be only found in You (Jeremiah 29:13Matthew 11:29)
Only You can satisfy (Psalm 63:1-5Psalm 145:16Isaiah 55:1-3, Jeremiah 31:25John 4:13-14, John 6:35John 7:37-38)
Iʼve seen what the world can offer (Ecclesiastes 1:16-18Ecclesiastes 5:10-12Haggai 1:6, John 6:67-691 John 2:15-17)
In all that can sway me I have found (1 Corinthians 3:18-20Colossians 2:8)
Only You can satisfy, only You can satisfy

To live for Christ, I first must die (Matthew 16:24, Luke 14:27Galatians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:24)
To all the rivals in my life (Jonah 2:8 NIVMatthew 6:24, 1 John 5:21 NLT)

Only You can satisfy
Only You can satisfy
In everything I have in You (Colossians 1:27)
I find, You satisfy

In all that now lies forsaken* (Matthew 10:37-39)
Nothing can match Your love for me (John 15:13, Romans 8:37-39)
Only You can satisfy
Forever my heart awakened (Ezekiel 36:26)
To worship the One who sets me free (Romans 6:22, Galatians 5:1)
Only You can satisfy, only You can satisfy

*I interpreted this line meaning nothing we are called to give up or forsake in this life can compare to God’s love for us and the hope we have, which is why I picked those verses from Matthew. 

Only Jesus can fill the God-shaped hole in our hearts. He wants a personal relationship with us! Weird. Crazy. Are we hungry/thirsty/desperate for Him today? Or are we trying to fill up on the wrong stuff?

With love,