Scripture Verse

He satisfies the thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:9


Ralph E. Hudson

Words: Cla­ra T. Will­iams, 1875.

Music: Sa­tis­fied Ralph E. Hud­son, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Clara T. Williams

Origin of the Hymn

About 1875, I was help­ing in meet­ings in Troy, Ohio, where Pro­fess­or R. E. Hud­son con­duct­ed the sing­ing, when, just be­fore re­tir­ing one night, he asked me to write a song for a book he was pre­par­ing to pub­lish. Be­fore sleep­ing, I wrote Sa­tis­fied. In the morn­ing, he com­posed the mu­sic.

Clara Williams


All my life I had a longing
For a drink 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 faileth,
My Redeemer is to me.