Songs As Sermons: A Satisfied Mind

If you were to come check out the vinyl collection in my office you would find numerous Mahalia Jackson albums. Her style of Gospel Music moves something deep inside of me. She would sing at the opening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallies and speeches. There are stories describing how Dr. King would call her and request songs over the phone just to feel a sense of comfort in the midst of the tension of the civil rights movement. There is no doubt her music contains a certain level of anointing and power.


A Satisfied Mind is one of my favorite tracks because it gets to the root of greed and human desire. It exposes the lie that many of us can so easily buy into.


When you leave this world, may you find that you leave with a satisfied mind.



How many times have you heard someone say
“If I had his money, I could do things my way”
But little they know that it’s so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

Money can’t buy back your youth when you’re old
Or a friend when you’re lonesome or a love that’s grown cold
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind

When my life has ended, my time has run out
My friends and my loved ones, I’ll leave there’s no doubt
But one thing’s for certain when it comes my time
I’ll leave this old world with a satisfied mind

I’ll leave this old world with a satisfied mind

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