The Meaning Behind The Song: My Soul Cries by Misty Edwards
I am listening to this song, “My Soul Cries” by Misty Edwards, as I sit down to write this article. It has been a constant companion during times when my soul longs for something deeper, something more meaningful. This song resonates with me in ways that are hard to put into words, but I will try my best.
“My Soul Cries” begins with the powerful imagery of a deer panting for water, a metaphor for the longing of the soul for a connection with the divine. Just as the body dies without water, the soul dies without its spiritual source. It speaks to the deep hunger and thirst that resides within each of us, a hunger that cannot be satisfied by mundane pursuits or material possessions.
The song’s pre-chorus takes us to a place of surrender, where we are willing to go anywhere and do anything to find satisfaction in God. It acknowledges that there is no price too high to pay for the deep fulfillment that only He can provide. This willingness to be led to the river of divine connection is a beautiful expression of trust and surrender.
In the chorus, Misty Edwards confronts the skepticism and worldly perspectives that dismiss and mock those who yearn for something more. Society tells us to “get over it” and be content with what we have, but the hunger and thirst of the soul cannot be silenced. The soul cries out for a deeper purpose, a deeper connection with God, even in the face of societal pressure and ridicule.
The post-chorus brings a beautiful reminder that God holds our tears in a bottle and pours them out like rain. It speaks of enduring weeping in the night, symbolizing the struggles and pain we may experience on our spiritual journey. But it also promises that joy comes in the morning, a glimmer of hope in the midst of darkness.
The following verses and bridges further delve into the idea of going deeper, exploring the depths of our relationship with God. Misty Edwards sings of going beyond shallow experiences and embracing the crashing waves of God’s love, pulling us deeper into His presence. The repetition of “deep is calling out to deep” emphasizes the longing for a deeper connection and a desire to go from glory to glory, from strength to strength, and from depth to depth.
As I listen to this song, I can’t help but reflect on my own spiritual journey. There have been times when my soul felt parched and longed for the living water that only God can provide. I have experienced moments of deep sorrow and longing, but also moments of incredible joy and fulfillment in His presence.
“My Soul Cries” beautifully encapsulates the universal human desire for a deeper connection with the divine. It reminds us that no matter what the world may say or how it may try to distract us, our souls will always cry out for something more. It encourages us to embrace the longing within us and pursue a deeper relationship with God.
This song is a poignant reminder that we are all on a journey, and the hunger and thirst we feel within our souls are invitations to go deeper, deeper still. May we all have the courage to heed the call and allow our souls to cry out for the connection and fulfillment that only God can provide.
Album title: Point of Life (2009)
Release Date: December 28, 2009