He expressed his deep longing for God as being comparable to the intense thirst of a deer for water during a time of severe drought. Indeed, deer get the vast majority of the water they need from their food ¬¬— they only use other water sources to … As the hart (deer) panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My post for March 8, 2009 gives some background information on this phrase. A word loaded with figurative meaning is the word, “thirst.” In the Bible, “thirst” is a translation of the Hebrew sama, and the Greek dipsos. You're my friend and you are my brother even though you are a … When they got hauled off  into exile,  they finally realized that they were getting  a just punishment. As the Deer Pants for the Water. Before I read the Scripture and pray, let me just say a few words of thanks. Psalm 42 and 43. Our need for spiritual sustenance is even more important than our need for physical food. YLT. I wrote the first verse and the chorus of a song, pretty much straight through. And why have you become disturbed within me? Payer to Move Your Mountains, “Powerful Prayers for the Spirit-Filled Life.” (Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee, 2000) 2. Written by:Martin Nystrom; Last update on: June 15, 2020. If you watch them drinking from a stream, they generally seem to methodically lap just enough water to satisfy their thirst. So, in verse 5, they examine their hearts and make themselves remember the truths about God  that they had learned  in their youth. Do you remember those times (but how could you ever forget them!) ( Log Out /  As a matter of fact, they had felt all their blessings were a result of their own work and talent. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. As The Deer Lyrics: As the deer panteth for the water / So my soul longs after You / You alone are my hearts desire / And I long to worship You / You alone are my strength, my shield / To You alone Written in 1984, this song is based on Psalm 42:1; "As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee; You alone are my heart's desire, and I long to worship Thee" References I want You more than gold or silver, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. So, we should not dare to harden our hearts against the Almighty. “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God” (Psalm 42:1). That is why we are here this morning. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. After reading the verse I began to sing its message, right off the page. You alone are my strengh my shield. I delight in Your Word and yield to it for exhortation, doctrine, and counsel; in it, I’ve found life, peace, righteousness, and everlasting joy. This is clearly not “pursuing” brook-water. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. See what a fool you’ve been for trusting  in the “LORD”. It is a great joy and a privilege for me to have the opportunity of opening God’s word with you tonight at First Pres. At this state the deer pants towards (after) the water brooks because its life depends on water. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A feeding or drinking deer is a setting void of sounds made by the deer. I wrote the first verse and the chorus of a song, pretty much straight through. Yet taking a much closer look the reason is beautiful. Like an athleth who just completed a race, all it wants is water. We do not know the exact re… I wish more circumstances in … And why have you become disturbed within me? Jubilee Bible 2000. Acorns are about 70 percent water. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. Written in 1984, this song is based on Psalm 42:1; "As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longeth after Thee; You alone are my heart's desire, and I long to worship Thee" References [Verse 1] C G/B Am C/G As the deer panteth for the water F G C G/C F/C So my soul longeth after Thee C G/B Am C/G You alone are my heart's desire F Dm7 G7 C G/B And I long to worship Thee. Background: Written by (or for) David as a song “to the choirmaster, a Maskil (probably a musical term) of the Sons of Korah,” a priestly family of singers with David in exile. A maskil [] of the Sons of Korah. Water is essential to all life. To victory, to the sons of Korah. ( Log Out /  3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" ... <