This is an online fiddle lesson for the gospel song "As the Deer" by Martin J. Nystrom.
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Key of D
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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing and singing the gospel song "As the Deer."
Video #2: Here is the more intermediate break on "As the Deer."
"As the Deer" is a well-known praise and worship song by Martin J. Nystrom, a native of Seattle, Washington. Written in 1981, this song is based on Psalm 42:1;
"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."
As the Deer As the deer panteth for the water So my soul longeth after Thee You alone are my heart's desire And I long to worship You. Refrain: You alone are my strength, my shield To You alone may my spirit yield You alone are my heart's desire And I long to worship you I want You more than gold or silver Only You can satisfy. You alone are the real joy Giver And the apple of my eye. You're my friend and You are my brother Even though You are a king. I love You more than any other, So much more than anything.