“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1

The imagery in this passage, used to depict the authors’ desperate desire to know Christ is very powerful and led me to ask myself, “what language would I use to describe my current state of hunger for Christ?”  I invite you contemplate this same question as you read through the traditional hymn below.

 

As the Deer:

As the deer panteth for the water

So my soul longeth after thee

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship thee

 

You alone are my strength my shield

To you alone may my spirit yield

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship thee

 

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.