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272. When shall I come and appear before God?

1 As pants the hart for cooling springs,
So longs my soul, O King of kings,
Thy face in near approach to see,
So thirsts, great Source of Life, for Thee.

2 With ardent zeal, with strong desires,
To Thee, to Thee my soul aspires;
When shall I reach thy blest abode?
When meet the presence of my God?

3 God of my strength, attend my cry,
Say why, my great Preserver, why
Excluded from thy sight I go,
And bend beneath a weight of wo?

4 Why thus, my soul, with care opprest?
And whence the woes that fill my breast?
In all thy cares, in all thy woes,
On God thy steadfast hope repose.

5 My sure defense, my constant aid;
His name my zeal shall ever raise,
And dictate to my lips his praise.

Text Information
First Line: As pants the hart for cooling springs
Title: When shall I come and appear before God?
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1845
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Christain: His Duty and Graces; Christian Graces
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