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As the Deer Pants for the Water

Representative Text

As the deer pants for the water
so my soul longs after you;
you alone are my heart's desire,
and I long to worship you.

You alone are my strength and shield;
to you alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart's desire,
and I long to worship you.

Source: The Book of Praise #27

Author: Marty Nystrom

Martin J. Nystrom, a songwriter, was born in 1956 in Seattle, Washington, to a mother who grew up in the Christian Reformed Church; his father was brought up in the Evangelical Covenant Church. After graduating from Oral Roberts University with a degree in music education, Nystrom worked as a music director for the New York branch of Christ for the Nations. More recently he has served as a song development manager for Integrity Music, for whom he has written more than seventy songs. Nystrom is featured as worship leader on five Integrity "Hosanna" tapes. He also gives presentations at numerous conferences throughout the world. Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 38 of 38)

Ancient and Modern #592

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #43

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #554

CCLI Top 100 #99

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #49

Christian Worship #42A

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #606

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #550

Community of Christ Sings #148

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #45

Complete Mission Praise #37

CPWI Hymnal #407

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #626

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #351

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #550

Hymns of Promise #110


Lift Up Your Hearts #503

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #843

Praise y Adoración #71a

Psalms for All Seasons #42D

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #2

Rejoice Hymns #409

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #9

Sing the Faith #2025

Singing the Faith #544

Songs of Fellowship #27

The Best of the Best #12


The Book of Praise #27

The Celebration Hymnal #548

The Christian Life Hymnal #52

The Covenant Hymnal #2


The Faith We Sing #2025

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #488

The Minter Lane Hymnal VI #6

Together in Song #703

Voices United #766

Worship and Rejoice #471

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #116

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