Saturday, April 11, 2020

As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams - #525 - Tate

"Tate's name is connected with New Version of the Psalms of David (1696), for which he collaborated with Nicholas Brady. Some items such as "As pants the hart" (Psalm 42) rise above the general level, and are said to be Tate's work.[4] A supplement was licensed in 1703 which included the Christmas carol "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks", one of a number of hymns by Tate."

"As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams"
by Nahum Tate,1652-1715
by Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726

1. As pants the hart for cooling streams
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee
And Thy refreshing grace.

2. For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
Oh, when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou Majesty Divine?

3. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him who is thy God,
Thy health's eternal Spring.

4. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,
Be glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Hymn #525 from The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 42
Author: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1696, cento
Composer: Louis Spohr, 1835, arr.
Tune: "Spohr"

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