1 As panting deer desire the waterbrooks
when wandering in a dry and desert place,
so yearns my thristy [sic] soul for you, O God,
and longs at last to see you face to face.
2 Both day and night my tears have been my food,
while scoffers taunt me, "Where is your God now?"
My soul dissolves as I recall the throng
whose pilgrim hymns I led to Zion's brow.
3 Why are you heavyhearted, O my soul?
And why are you so mired in deep discord?
Still put your hope and trust in God alone,
whom I will praise, my Savior and my Lord.
|First Line:||As panting deer desire the waterbrooks|
|Title:||As panting deer desire the waterbrooks|
|Author:||Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944)|
|Topic:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Lent, Holy Week, and Easter|
|Copyright:||© 1990 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. You must contact Hope Publishing Co. to reproduce these words.|
|Composer:||John Carter (b. 1930)|
|Copyright:||© John Carter|