Fill the well within (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Fill the well within
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 1v or 2vv   Voicings: SA or unison
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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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.