452. As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams

1 As pants the hart for cooling streams
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for you
And your refreshing grace.

2 For you, my God, the living God,
My thirsty spirit pines;
Oh, when shall I behold your face,
O Majesty divine?

3 One trouble calls another on
And gathers overhead,
Falls splashing down, till round my soul
A rising sea is spread.

4 Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and you shall sing
The praise of him who is your God,
Your health's eternal spring.

5 For now I trust in God for strength,
I trust him to employ
His love for me and change my sighs
to thankful hymns of joy.

Text Information
First Line: As pants the hart for cooling streams
Title: As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams
Author: Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726
Author: Nahum Tate, 1652-1715
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Trust, Guidance; Aspiration; Christian Hope
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1764-1824
Meter: C M
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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