Seventh in a series of posts that go through hymns in The Book of Praise of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
As Pants the HeartPsalm 42 Martydrom Paraphrase, Tate and Brady’s New Version 1696 Music: Hugh Wilson (1766-1824) public domain
As pants the hart for cooling streams when heated in the chase, so longs my sou, O God, for thee and thy refreshing grace.For thee, my God, the living God, my thirsty soul doth pine; oh when shall I behold thy face, thou majesty divine?Why restless, why cast down, my soul? Trust God, who will employ sure aid for thee, and change these sighs to thankful humns of joy.God of my strength, how long shall I, like one forgotten, mourn, forlorn, forsaken and exposed to my oppressor’s scorn?Why restless, why cast down, my soul? Hope still, and thou shalt sing praise to thy God, the living God, thy health’s eternal spring.