42A. As Longs the Deer

1 As longs the deer for cooling streams
in parched and barren ways,
so longs my soul, O God, for Thee
and Thy refreshing grace.

2 For Thee, my God, the living God,
my thirsty soul doth pine;
O when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?

3 Why, restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and thou shalt sing
the praise of Him who is thy God,
thy health’s eternal spring.

4 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Text Information
First Line: As longs the deer for cooling streams
Title: As Longs the Deer
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2023
Topic: Supplication
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, 1696
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies,/cite>, 1815

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