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42E. As a Deer in Want of Water

Text Information
First Line: As a deer in want of water
Title: As a Deer in Want of Water
Refrain First Line: o my soul, why are you grieving
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ;
Topic: Affliction; Biblical Names and Places: Jordan; Biblical Names and Places: Mizar (34 more...)
Source: Psalter Hymnal, 1987
Copyright: © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois, ca. 1510-1561 (1551)
Harmonizer: Johan Crüger, 1598-1662 (1658)
Key: F Major
Notes: The refrain built right into Pss. 42/43 may serve as a framing for the reading of the psalm verses. Any of the three sections of the psalm may be sung alone. When singing the entire psalm, alternate stanzas may be sung antiphonally by different groups, with all joining on the refrain. The refrain may be sung after the final stanza only.

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