I Thirst for You (As a deer craves running water)

Group of deer by a running stream - As a deer craves running water, I thirst for you, my God; I thirst for God, the living God, When will I see your face? 1 Send your light and truth. They will escort me to the holy mountain where you make your home. 2 I will approach the altar of God, God, my highest joy, and praise you with the harp, God, my God. 3 Why are you sad, my heart? Why do you grieve? Wait for the Lord. I will yet praise God my saviour.
This hymn is a setting of Psalm 42:2-3, Psalm 43:3-5.   The text is from the Liturgical Psalter © 1994 ICEL (International Committee on English in the Liturgy). 

It is set to a text that is attributed as traditional Irish, arranged by American Roman Catholic liturgical musicians and composers David Haas (b 1957) and Lori True (b 1961).    The publication is dedicated to Sr Mary Margaret Doorley.



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The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on the composer's Facebook page. A rough outline is:
Refrain:
As a deer craves running water,
I thirst for you, my God;
I thirst for God,
the living God,
When will I see your face?

1 Send your light and truth ...

2 I will approach the altar of God ...

3 Why are you sad, my heart ....

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