Number: 189
Title: Psalm 42:1-7 As Deer Long for the Streams
Composer: Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, 1783 Harm. Edward Miller, 1790
Author: Christopher L. Webber, 1986
Scripture: Psalm 42:1-7
Theme: Psalms

1.  As deer long for the streams, O Lord,
    So my soul also seeks Your face;
    When will my soul, a-thirst for God,
    Appear before the God of grace?

2.  My tears have been my constant food
    Poured out before You night and day,
    While all day long they say to me,
    "Where is your God now when you pray?"

3.  I pour my soul out when I think
    How to God's house I led the throng,
    All those who keep the holy days
    With voice of prayer and thankful song.

4.  Why, O my soul, are you so full
    Of heaviness, why so downcast?
    O put your trust in God, my help;
    I will give thanks to God at last.