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Simply Satisfied

Elizabeth Ragsdale

Key:
C/Dmin
Vocal Range:
High
Pitch Range:
C4F5
Key:
Bb/Cmin
Vocal Range:
Low
Pitch Range:
BB3EB5
Composer:
Elizabeth Ragsdale
Lyricist:
John Ryland
Text Source:
John Ryland (adapted) and Elizabeth Ragsdale?
Publisher:
? 2016 Elizabeth Ragsdale
Instrumentation:
Keyboard/Vocal
Keys:
Bb/Cmin
,
C/Dmin
Vocal Ranges:
High
,
Low
Vocal Pitch Ranges:
Bb3?Eb5
,
C4?F5

“O Lord, I Would Delight in Thee” set in triple-meter gospel style with original chorus of praise and contentment. Verse accompaniments build rhythmic interest.

Lyrics

Simply Satisfied
Music by Elizabeth Ragsdale
Lyrics by John Ryland (adapted) and Elizabeth Ragsdale

Verse 1
O Lord, I would delight in Thee, And on Thy care depend;
To Thee in ev’ry trouble flee, My best, my ever Friend.
When all material streams are dried, Thy fullness is the same;
May I with this be satisfied, And glory in Thy name.

Verse 2
All good, where’er it may be found, Its source doth find in Thee;
I must have all things and abound, While God is God to me.
O that I had a stronger faith, To look within the veil,
To credit what my Saviour saith, Whose word can never fail. 

Chorus
Praise be to God, who invites delight.
In this place of grace I will reside.
Here I feel no longing.
With God I’m simply satisfied.

Verse 3
O He that has made my heaven secure, Will here all good provide;
While Christ is rich, can I be poor? What can I want beside? 
O God, I cast my care on Thee;  I triumph and adore;
Henceforth my great concern shall be To love and praise Thee more.

Chorus

© 2016 Elizabeth Ragsdale

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