As pants the for cooling springs, So longs my soul, O King of KingsAuthor: James Merrick
Tune: SPOHR (Spohr 53351)
Published in 176 hymnals
As pants the hart for cooling springs. J. Merrick. [Ps. xlii.] This metrical paraphrase of Ps. xlii. appeared in Merrick's Psalms Tr. or Paraphrased in English Verse, 1765, in 16 stanzas of 4 lines. Various compilations have been made therefrom, as in Collyer's Selection of 1812, the Islington Collection of 1830, and others.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)