my heart sings {a song diary}

i stumbled across an old diary i had compiled of songs that had ministered to me during certain points during my life, from the triumphant climactic mountain tops to the humbled, darkness of the valley. i thought i would continue this song journal of sorts as a way of capturing a somewhat unwritable inner journey. i know the amount of emotion & nostalgic memory pulled out by most of these melodies may be limited to me but i thought i would share anyways. you never know who's heart strings might get tugged and pulled back to another place they haven't visited in a while. places of helpless surrender, of clawing desperation, of uncontainable jubilant cries, of quiet, stillness, of fear-stricken awe, of ever rolling promise & purpose, a new place, a true place. they are a collection of testimonies. a recording, a detailing of what God did and is doing and always will do. i feel selfish deriving even a little pleasure from these songs as they were intended wholly for the glory of the King of kings. but i think He is honoured even by the recollection & of course the expectation, that my life is just one unwritable love song to Him who is seated in the holy of holies.

“As the Deer Pants”

As the deer pants for the water,

So my soul longs after You.

You alone are my heart's desire

And I long to worship You.

You alone are my strength, my shield,

To You alone may my spirit yield.

You alone are my heart's desire

And I long to worship You.

I want You more than gold or silver,

Only You can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy-giver

And the apple of my eye.

You're my Friend and You are my Brother,

Even though You are a King.

I love You more than any other,

So much more than anything.

{psalm 42:1} "as my heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, God"


  1. Sarah, so true, these songs that pull us back to places. This song we always sang at camp. We sang it before I knew Jesus and then I really sang it after :)
    Thanks for the reminder.

    Also, loving the new blog look!!

  2. thanks! i'm trying this whole blogger code world is very tricky to navigate! glad it looks decent!