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658. As longs the deer for cooling streams

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
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture:
Source: New Version of the Psalms of David, 1696, alt.;
Tune Information
Name: MARTYRDOM
Composer (melody and bass): Hugh Wilson, 1765-1824
Adapter and Harmonizer: Robert Smith, 1780-1829
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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