Sweet Like Honey

our family's journal of God at work

A hymn of hope


“As the hart longs for flowing streams,

so longs my soul for You, O God.

My soul does thirst for the living God.

When shall I come to see Your face?

My tears have fed me day and night,

while men have said, “Where is your God?”

But I recall as my soul pours dry

the days of praise within Your house.

Why do I mourn and toil within,

when it is mine to hope in God?

I shall again sing praise to Him,

He is my help, He is my God.”

(Text by Danna Harkin; based on Psalm 42)

“Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God” Psalm 42:11.


Author: Cassie

Follower of Jesus, wife and mom to the most wonderful family I could ever ask for.

2 thoughts on “A hymn of hope

  1. Thanks for sharing this hymn. I love it… 🙂

  2. Thank you for enjoying “Psalm 42,” which I adapted to the tune of “The Water is Wide.”

    Word Music copyrighted the song in 1975, and the musical score is available through them in several versions–songbooks, hymnals, and sheet music for orchestra. You could contact Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. for details. Their phone number is (310)441-8705, and their address is 10585 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

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