Want’s taunts can haunt the heart and mind
With fantasies touch cannot find
It torment man's terrestrial bark
And even day is night-like, dark
Contentment; healer of want’s ache
Can calm want’s wind and storm-tossed lake
It sets at ease desires that bind
And frees the wrought and captive mind
Want’s base and howling vertigo
Raids thought to find hope for its woe
There is but one redemptive cure
The love of God, faithful and sure
God is gracious to those who heed
His precepts; He fulfills true need
And stills want’s wearying despair
With mercy’s everlasting care
O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.