1 Far from Thy sacred courts my tears
Have been my food by night and day,
While constantly, with bitter sneers,
“Where is thy God?” the scoffers say.
As pants the hart for water brooks,
So pants my soul, O God, for Thee:
For Thee it thirsts, to Thee it looks,
And longs the living God to see.
2 These things I’ll call to mind, and cry,
When I shall tread the sacred way
To Zion, praising God on high,
With throngs who keep the holy day. [Refrain]
3 O why art thou cast down, my soul?
And what should so disquiet thee?
Still hope in God, and Him extol,
Whose face brings saving health to me. [Refrain]
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #149
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #88||Thirstings for God||Far from thy sacred courts my tears||[Far from thy sacred courts, my tears]||Psalm 42||1901||Afflictions | Many and sore; Afflictions | Refuge in; Aspirations | For Christ; Aspirations | For Church Privileges; Christians | Believers; Christians | Christ the Life of; Christians | Conscious of Safety; Christians | Fellowship of; Comfort in Trials | ; Companions | Good; Despondency | ; Enemies | Many and Mighty; Faith | Confidence of; Hope in God | ; Nature | An Emblem of Grace|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the Psalms set to music suitable for Sabbath Schools, prayer meetings, etc. #147||As pants the hart for water brooks||Far from thy sacred courts my tears||1891|
|Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6: Canadian ed. (words only) #149||As pants the hart for water brooks||Far from thy sacred courts my tears||1891|
|Gospel Hymns No. 6 #149||As Pants the Hart||Far from Thy sacred courts my tears||[Far from Thy sacred courts my tears]||1891|
|Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #386||As pants the hart for water brooks||Far from Thy sacred courts my tears||1892|