As pants the hart for cooling streams

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As pants the hart for cooling streams
  When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee,
  And Thy refreshing grace.
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Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
  Trust God, who will employ
His aid for thee, and change these sighs
  To thankful hymns of joy.
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For Thee, my God, the living God,
  My thirsty soul doth pine;
Oh, when shall I behold Thy face,
  Thou Majesty Divine?
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God of my strength, how long shall I,
  Like one forgotten, mourn,
Forlorn, forsaken, and exposed
  To my oppressor’s scorn?
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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.
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Billy Ousley

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Never ceases to give me chills.

Always a comfort.


Naa Asheley

Accra, Gtreater Accra, Ghana

Wonderful piece. Soul-soothing. God bless the author.


Gale Boocks

Oil City, PA, United States

Thank you for this service - I never would have guessed the tune was the same as that used for When I Behold the Wondrous Cross. God bless you in your ministry of sharing this beautiful music.