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As Longs the Deer for Cooling Streams

Representative Text

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.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #43

Text Information

First Line: As longs the deer for cooling streams
Title: As Longs the Deer for Cooling Streams
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: New Version of the Psalms of David, 1696, alt.
Language: English

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Hymnal 1982 #658

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Hymns to the Living God #43

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The Worshiping Church #331

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