~Fill My Cup, Lord
was never to be a bed of roses for Richard Blanchard.
severe lung problem developed, and Blanchard was left with one-third of
his lung capacity. But a diminished physical well-being did not stop
In 1953, he became the pastor of a
church in Coral Gables, Florida, and one day, was asked by a young
couple to perform their marriage ceremony. However, the couple was quite
late for their counseling appointment.
told his secretary, I will wait for thirty minutes and I’m leaving. He
then went to a nearby Sunday school room and sat down to play the piano
for a while.
He later said, When I was not in the mood to be used of God, God
was in a mood to use me. In less than thirty-minutes, as he waited for
the young couple, God gave him the inspiring song Fill My Cup, Lord.
As Richard Blanchard looks back over his life, he declares even
though God chose in his providence to impair my physical being, he has
in so many other ways ‘Fill’d My Cup.’
(1) Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy;
And then I heard my Savior speaking:
"Draw from My well that never shall run
CHORUS: Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, feed me 'til I want no more-
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!
(2) There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasure earthly things afford;
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
(3) So, my brother, if the things this world gave you
Leave hungers that won't pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you,
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray: