As Longs the Deer

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Grade 3-6 Children's Choir for two-part treble voices and piano (or organ). Works great with adult choirs as well.

  • Text Source: Psalm 42, Psalms of David, 1642, alt.
  • Vocal Part(s): Two-part treble voices
  • Vocal Range: ef to ef’
  • Key: Eb major
  • Meter: 4/4

1 As longs the deer for cooling streams
in parched and barren ways,
so longs my soul, O God, for thee
and thy refreshing grace.

2 For thee, my God, the living God,
my thirsty soul doth pine:
O when shall I behold thy face,
thou majesty divine?

3 Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and thou shalt sing
the praise of him who is thy God,
thy health’s eternal spring.

4 to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.