As the hart, with eager looks

As the hart, with eager looks

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 78 hymnals

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As the hart, with eager looks,
Panteth for the water-brooks,
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So my soul, athirst for Thee,
Pants the loving God to see:
When, O when, with filial fear,
Lord, shall I to Thee draw near?

Tears my food by night, by day,
Grief consumes my strength away;
While his craft the Tempter plies,
"Where is now Thy God?" he cries;
This would sink me to despair
But I pour my soul in prayer.

For, in happier times, I went,
Where the multitudes frequent;
I, with them, was wont to bring
Homage to Thy courts, my King!
I with them was wont to raise
Festal hymns on holy days.

Why art thou cast down, my soul!
God, thy God, shall make thee whole:
Why art thou disquieted?
God shall lift thy fallen head;
And his countenance benign
Be the saving health of thine.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: As the hart, with eager looks
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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As the hart, with eager looks. J. Montgomery. [Ps. xlii.] First published in his Songs of Zion, 1822, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and subsequently in various editions of his Poetical Works. It is only in limited use in Great Britain; but is given in several American collections including Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, and others. Also in Martineau's Collections, 1840 and 1873.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #226Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #226Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d54
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d54
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d54
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #1032Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #120Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #403Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #446Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #552Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #431Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #484Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #318Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #412Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #535Page Scan
Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d1
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #134Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d40
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #283Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #222Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #782Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #782Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d33
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #428Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #428Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #457Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #130Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #202Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #596Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #596Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #327Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d64
Hymns of the Church Universal #363Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #376Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #12Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #51Page Scan
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d12
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #123Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #846Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d35
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #291Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #96Text
Songs for Social and Public Worship #776Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #66
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #66Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #66Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #66Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #66Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #66Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d28
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #468Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #846Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d42
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #823Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d41
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #305Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d33
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #289Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d35
The Gospel Psalmist #474Page Scan
The Harp #660Page Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d20
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #89Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d33
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #481Page Scan
The Singer's Choice #d19
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #332Page Scan
The Sunday School Singing Book: being a collection of hymns with appropriate music, designed as a guide and assistant to the devotional exercises of Sabbath schools and families...(3rd ed.) #65Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d18
The Temple of Song #d5
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d26
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d15
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #33bPage Scan



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