As the Deer

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As the Deer is a well-known praise and worship song by Martin J. Nystrom, a native of Seattle, Washington. Written in 1981, this song is based on Psalm 42:1;[1]

"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."

Lyrics[edit]

As the deer pants for the water
    So my soul longs after You
You alone are my heart's desire
    And I long to worship Thee

Chorus

You alone are my strength, my shield
    To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
    And I long to worship Thee

I want You more than gold or silver
    Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy Giver
    And the apple of my eye

You're my friend and You are my brother
    Even though You are a king
I love You more than any other,
    So much more than anything

There are also different variations of this song that are quite common, such as;

As the deer longs for the water
so my soul longs after you

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As The Deer". Web.archive.org. 2011-06-24. Archived from the original on 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 

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