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      (Clara Tear 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
Thru His blood I now am saved

Feeding on the husks around me
Til my strength was almost gone
Longed my soul for something better
Only still to hunger on

Poor I was & sought for riches
Something that would satisfy
But the dust I gathered round me
Only mocked by souls sad cry

Well of water, ever springing
Bread of Life so rich and free
Untold wealth that never faileth
My Redeemer is to me

Jesus T Bee Hwiih dl̜
      (Navajo Hymnal Committee lyaa)

Hosl̜̜d̜̜ t sikazii
Bk laanaa nisin l!
shij sh nidnołkas
Lgo baa koniiz̜̜

H̜̜h haasti̜g:
Shiyid̜̜ ydin nil̜n̜e̜
id kad bikny!
Jesus ti bee hwiih sl̜̜ kad
bidił bee yisdy

Doo daadanii yiy̜a̜go
Bee shidziil yeni sdi̜i̜d
Ytehii nisin nidi
Tadoo biknya da

Tałtson shee dingo
Siih nisingo diishyaa
bee hwiih deeshłeeł nisingo
Nt t sh nahasti

Hoolg t doo di̜i̜hii
nda bh bee iinanii
d naalyh dinaii
Jesus nl̜i̜go sh

Here is a video of the words set to the version sung by Larry Kaibetony, with a translation of each Navajo word written below in English, enjoy:

In his book, Songs That Lift the Heart, George Beverly Shea tells of his first meeting with the author of this hymn text, Mrs. Clara Tear Williams. It occurred while he was walking one day with his dad:

That, said Dad, was Mrs. Clara Tear Williams. She writes hymns. There was a near reverence in his voice, and though I was only eight years old, I was duly impressed. When Dad and I got home that afternoon, I told Mother about meeting Mrs. Williams, the hymn writer. She smiled knowingly and nodded her head. Then she went to the piano bench and found a hymnal that contained one of Clara Tear Williams compositions. She explained that Mrs. Williamsa Wesleyan Methodist like ushad written the words, but that the music had been written by Ralph E. Hudson, an Ohio publisher who also was an evangelistic singer. A few years later, when I was in my teens and began to sing solos, I memorized the hymn that Mother played that day and sang it. It was entitled, Satisfied.

Note: The lyrics in English are copyright through Lillenas Publishing Company in the book Glorious Gospel Hymns, 1931. They are used here without permission for educational purposes to help learn the Navajo-translated lyrics.

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