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Just as a lost and thirsty deer

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1 Just as a lost and thirsty deer
longs for a cool and running stream,
I thirst for you, the living God,
anxious to know that you are near.

2 Both day and night I cry aloud;
tears have become my only food,
while all around cruel voices ask,
'Where is your God? Where is your God?'

3 Broken and hurt, I call to mind
how in the past I served the Lord,
worshipped and walked with happy crowds
singing and shouting praise to God.

4 Why am I now so lost and low?
Why am I troubled and confused?
Given no answer, still I hope
and trust my Saviour and my God.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #26

Paraphraser: John L. Bell

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Paraphraser: Graham Maule

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Text Information

First Line: Just as a lost and thirsty deer
Paraphraser: John L. Bell
Paraphraser: Graham Maule
Language: English
Copyright: Words by permission of Wild Goose Publications


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