30 – As the Deer

Psalm

Psalm 30

Welcome to the Show

Your intrepid hosts start off by discussing our recent appearance on Presbycast and how much we loved it. We also get an update from Bryan’s church travels and find out what he makes of the OPC.

Song v. Song: Waterfall v. Satisfied in You

Waterfall

By Chris Tomlin

 Verse 1
 Oh God, my God I seek You
 I wanna move when You move
 You're more than I could long for
 I thirst for You
 Chorus
 You're an ocean to my soul
 To my soul
 Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
 Running wild and free
 You hear my heart when I call, when I call
 Deep calls, too deep
 Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
 Raining down on me
 waterfall, waterfall
 Verse 2
 Oh God, my God I seek You
 In this dry and desert land
 You lead me to streams of mercy
 Once again
 Bridge
 It's coming like a flood
 I'm dancing in the rain
 Everything I've done
 Is covered in rivers of grace, amazing 

More on this Song

Chris Tomlin – Waterfall (Story Behind the Song) 

Calvin on verse 7

Calvin on verse 8

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.  - Psalm 63:1
7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. 
8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.  - Psalm 42:7-8

Satisfied in You 

By The Sing Team

[Verse 1]
 I have lost my appetite
 And a flood is welling up behind my eyes
 So I eat the tears I cry
 And if that were not enough
 They know just the words to cut and tear and prod
 When they ask me "Whereʼs your God?"
 [Pre-Chorus 1]
 Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
 Why so disturbed within me?
 I can remember when you showed your face to me
 [Chorus]
 As a deer pants for water, so my soul thirsts for You
 And when I behold Your glory, You so faithfully renew
 Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
 I am satisfied in You
 [Verse 2]
 When Iʼm staring at the ground
 Itʼs an inbred feedback loop that brings me down
 So itʼs time to lift my brow
 And remember better days
 When I loved to worship You and all Your ways
 With the sweetest songs of praise
 [Pre-Chorus 2]
 Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
 Why so disturbed within me?
 I can remember when you showed your grace to me
 [Chorus]
 As a deer pants for water, so my soul thirsts for You
 And when I survey your splendor You so faithfully renew
 Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
 I am satisfied in You
 [Bridge]
 Let my sighs give way to songs that sing about Your faithfulness
 Let my pain reveal Your glory as my only real rest
 Let my losses show me all I truly have is You
 'Cause all I truly have is You
 [Verse 3]
 So when Iʼm drowning out at sea
 And Your breakers and Your waves crash down on me
 Iʼll recall Your safety scheme
 Youʼre the One who made the waves
 And Your Son went out to suffer in my place
 And to tell me that Iʼm safe
 [Post-Bridge]
 So why am I down?
 Why so disturbed?
 I am satisfied in You 

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