As the Deer Runs to the River   2 comments

An Oasis

Image Source = David Shankbone

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2002) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  As the deer runs to the river,

parched and weary from the chase,

we have come from hurt and hurry,

thirsting for your healing grace.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

2.  When your Israel crossed the desert

where no stream or spring was seen,

Moses struck the rock, and water

flowed for them, refreshing, clean.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

3.  “Come and drink,” Isaiah summoned,

“all who for God’s mercy plead!

God’s forgiveness, like a fountain,

flows to satisfy your need.”

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

4.  Christ, we come from desert places,

deepest thirst unsatisfied.

Lead us to the waters flowing

from the cross on which you died.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

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