As Panting Deer
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text Psalm 42, para. Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Voicing SATB, organ
Lectionary usage Easter Vigil
Topics Easter Vigil
$1.75 (U.S.)
Length 1' 25" Released 6/92
Catalog no. 410-842
Difficulty Mod. easy

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A pleasing and honest setting of Carl Daw's paraphrase of the first two verses of Psalm 42. It begins in unison, moves into four-part unaccompanied singing, and closes with choir and organ. As Panting Deer works well at baptisms or before a litany of commitment or dedication. Easily rehearsed.

Anthem text
As panting deer desire the waterbrooks
when wand'ring in a dry and desert place,
so yearns my thirsty soul for you, O God,
and longs at last to see you face to face.

Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr., based on Psalm 42:1-2.
© 1990 Hope Publishing Co. Carol Stream, Ill. 60188 (for permission to reprint this text contact Hope at All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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"Recommended"-The American Organist 4/93

"David Ashley White's tender setting of Carl Daw's paraphrase of Psalm 42 ('As panting deer') is only 34 measures, but it is a totally satisfying work."-AAM Journal, February 1995



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