"As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams"
by Nahum Tate,1652-1715
by Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726

1. As pants the hart for cooling streams
When heated in the chase,
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;
Oh, 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.

Hymn #525 from The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 42
Author: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1696, cento
Composer: Louis Spohr, 1835, arr.
Tune: "Spohr"