10464. As The Hart, With Eager Looks

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

2 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 soul in prayer.

3 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.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: As the hart, with eager looks
Title: As The Hart, With Eager Looks
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Songs of Zion, 1822
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: HEIMWEH by Samuel S. Wesley
Tune Information
Composer: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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