As the deer is drawn to water

As the Deer is Drawn to Water After Psalm 42

Tune: Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)

As the deer is drawn to water, My soul to God. Yet in all the pain and slaughter Where is my God? When, the holy days observing, We meet darkness undeserving, Still we struggle on, preserving Our faith in God. When the billows close above me, I cry to God. When it seems that none can love me, I cry to God. When the world seems harsh and rotten, Fate is cruel and misbegotten, Joyful dreams are long forgotten, I cry to God. Loving kindness given daily is God’s command. Spirit’s song in darkest night time holds out a hand. Though the enemy oppress me, Politics and commerce stress me, Let Your spirit yet possess me. Strong may we stand.

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