Composer: Gregory D. Wilbur, harmonized by Michael Owens, alt.

Author: Anonymous; based on Psalm 42

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Verse 1:
As pants the deer for streams of living water,
So longs my soul, O living God, for You;
I thirst for You, for You my heart is yearning;
When shall I come, Your gracious face to view?

Verse 2:
O Lord my God, o'erwhelmed in deep affliction,
Far from Your rest, to You I lift my soul;
Deep calls to deep and storms of trouble thunder,
While overhead the waves and billows roll.

Verse 3:
You will command Your servant's consolation,
Your loving-kindness will instruct my way,
And in the night Your song shall be my comfort;
God of my life, to You I still will pray.

Verse 4:
Why, O my soul, are you cast down within me?
Why are you troubled and oppressed with grief?
Hope in the Lord, the God of your salvation,
Hope, and your God will surely send relief.

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