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25. As pants the hart for cooling streams

1 As pants the hart for cooling streams
in parched and barren ways
so longs my soul for you, O God,
and your refreshing grace.

2 For you, my God, the living God,
my thirsting soul will pine:
O when shall I behold your face,
your majesty divine?

3 God of my strength, my tears have been
by day and night my food;
the mockers taunt continually
and say: 'Where is your God?'

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.

Text Information
First Line: As pants the hart for cooling streams
Author: Nahum Tate, 1652-1715
Author: Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86
Topic: Anxiety; Comfort; Confidence (7 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1766-1824
Adapter: Robert Archibald Smith, 1780-1829
Meter: 86.86
Key: G Major

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