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Mark Schweizer As Longs the Deer (Ps. 42)

Children's Music, Psalms and Canticles
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Children's Choir, 2-part
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

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.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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