There is another version, but I no longer know the music. The words are: "Like as the hart desireth

the waterbrook, so longeth my soul after Thee, O Lord. My soul is athirst for the living God...."

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Mar 14Liked by Debra Esolen

Your hymn of the week is the main reason I subscribed here, but the other weekly features have been a delightful icing on the cake. Thank you.

This is a new hymn for me. Wonderful lyrics! When I first saw these lyrics my mind started humming the tune ST PETER, to which we sing the hymn:

When all thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul soul surveys,

Transported with the view, I’m lost

In wonder love and praise.

MARTYRDOM, also known as AVON, is best known with the Isaac Watts hymn:

Alas! and did my Savior bleed

And did my Sovereign die?

Would He devote that sacred head

For sinners such as I?

A quick search found a third option in the Trinity Hymnal (1961), hymn number 554, with the tune SPOHR. It is not a well known tune but still very beautiful.

Again, thank you.

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