Our Hearts were Made for You

Our hearts were made for you, Lord  Our hearts were made for you. They’ll never find, never find, never find rest Until they find their rest in you.  1  When you call me I will answer,   When you seek me you will find,  I will lead you back from exile  And reveal to you my mind.  2   I will take you from the nations   And will bring you to your land. From your idols I will cleanse you And you’ll cherish my command.  3   I will put my law within you,  I will write it on your heart; I will be your God and Saviour, You, my people set apart.
This hymn was composed by Aniceto Nazareth, and first published in 1984.   It was included in the 1985 publication Songs of the Spirit 3 - Songs and Hymns of Renewal, and is also in the in-print Catholic Hymns Old and New, 2009.

The chorus is based on a quote from to St. Augustine of Hippo, while the verses are based on Jeremiah 29:11, Ezekiel 36: 24-27, and Jeremiah 31:33 respectively.

The unnamed tune has a  4/4 time signature and in the key of F the first few notes of the melody are c c cB AG A A.

No on-line examples have been found.

Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song starts with a four-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the three verses. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Our hearts were made for you, Lord
Our hearts were made for you.
They’ll never find, never find, never find rest
Until they find their rest in you.

1  When you call me I will answer ...

2   I will take you from the nations ...

3   I will put my law within you ...

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