As the hart, with eager looksAuthor: James Montgomery
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As the hart, with eager looks,
Panteth for the water-brooks,
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
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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|The Cyber Hymnal #10464||As The Hart, With Eager Looks||As the hart, with eager looks||TURIN||James Montgomery||77.77.77||<cite>Songs of Zion</cite>, 1822|