Advent Hymnals

710. AS PANTS THE HART

Christ in Song,

1.
As pants the wearied hart for cooling springs,
That sinks exhausted in the summer's chase,
So pants my soul for thee, great King of kings,
So thirsts to reach thy sacred dwelling place.

2.
Lord, thy sure mercies, ever in my sight,
My heart shall gladden thro' the tedious day;
And 'midst the dark and gloomy shades of night,
To thee, my God, I'll tune the grateful lay.

3.
Why faint my soul?  why doubt Jehovah's aid?
Thy God the God of mercy still shall prove;
Within his courts thy thanks shall yet be paid;
Unquestioned be his faithfulness and love.



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Title As Pants the Hart
Key E♭ Major
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First Line As pants the wearied hart for cooling springs
Author Anon.
Year 1908
Composer F. Mendelssohn
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Tune MENDELSSOHN
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Nearer to God; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
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