As the Deer

This is an online fiddle lesson for the gospel song "As the Deer" by Martin J. Nystrom.

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Genre: Gospel
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
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."

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"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."

source: Wikipedia

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.
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This topic contains 28 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 2 hours ago.

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  • #24455

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Here is a lesson for the popular gospel song “As the Deer.”

    As the Deer

    #24457
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    John, what a beautiful song, thank you. I never heard it before, fantastic!

    #24459
    Justine
    Justine
    Participant

    What a beautiful song! Like Rock, I had never heard it before. Thank you for a beautiful, new lesson, John!

    #24499

    TNTransplant
    Participant

    Thanks for putting this up.  Our church youth group sings this, with one of the teen girls playing her violin during a break; they play it in C, though.

    Sounds great!

     

     

    #24500
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Looking good John ! And sounding great as always.

    gu

    #25014
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    Great lesson, John.  So sweet and relaxing!

    #28927

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Here is a video sent to me by Brenda Gonzalez in the Philippines. She contacted BGD less than a year ago wanting to learn how to play the fiddle. We sent her a fiddle, made possible by a gift from a member, and signed her up for lessons. What do you think? Her brother is playing the drums with her.

    #28936
    rodger
    rodger
    Participant

    When you have a student that has an ear to pick it up like she does it’s very rewarding John….

    #28937
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Wow! She has learned so much in less than a year, very smooth. Thank you, John for posting the video.

    #28938

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    It is very rewarding! You sow and sow, never knowing where you will reap. In this case, Brenda and her siblings (five total) have been working very hard to play music in church together. Their father is the pastor, and he plays the guitar. They are developing a family band. It really is a joy to see the progress.

    #28945
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Wow, way to go Brenda ! That was amazingly beautiful for Under a year, so happy to hear this this morning,what an inspiration .

    merci,

    Gu

    #28949

    Angela
    Participant

    so wonderful and inspiring…very touching.

    Way to go Brenda and family.  And, blessings to the giver of the fiddle, the teacher and the touch of the Master’s hand.  :^)

    Angela

    #29030
    peggys
    peggys
    Participant

    Just imagine what she’ll be able to do in another year thanks to the generosity of others…Well done Brenda and family!

    #34997
    fiddler51
    fiddler51
    Participant

    HI John, Would you have the track for he intermediate version of “As The Deer”? I looked around and couldn’t find any other than the beginner version. I just need to hear how its played once. Thanks.

     

    #34999
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Hi fiddler51, it is in the sheet music section at the top of the page.

    #35000
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Sorry, I miss read your post. 🙁

    #35002

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    No problem, thanks Rock. 🙂 Glen, I just realized I don’t have a track for that. I will get one up ASAP.

    #35551
    fiddler51
    fiddler51
    Participant

    Hi John,  How is  “As The Deer” intermediate track coming along? No pressure, just curious.

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    #36554
    fiddler51
    fiddler51
    Participant

    John, Thank you for the intermediate version of  “As The Deer.” I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this site. 🙂

     

    #36555

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hi! Good news — I have made a video for it while at camp this week. 🙂 I will put it on as soon as I get back into good WiFi.

    We had a service Sunday morning at the Sunchild Native Reserv and “As the Deer” is one of the songs they sang. I will also be teaching the beginner version to the children here this week.

    #36581
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    John, sounds like your staying busy up there and having a good time also!

    #36597

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Rock, I’m having a great time. You should be here! 🙂

     

    #36827

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Uploaded the video for the intermediate break. It’s the second from the top, Video #2. There is a metronome video as well; Video #5.

    #56253
    Linda Phillips-Hatt
    Linda Phillips-Hatt
    Participant

    Excuse my ignorance. But how do you download the Audio. Thanks

    #56257
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    Hi Linda,

    go to the lesson

    scroll down to
    <h4>Performance tracks with fiddle:</h4>
    or
    <h4>Jam tracks at different speeds:</h4>
    To download an MP3 to your computer, simply right-click the link above the player, then choose “save link as.” The MP3 will then be sent to your downloads folder.

    • This reply was modified 1 day ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #56263
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    That’s a great video of  Brenda Gonzalez very inspiring . I am wondering John is she still active that video was November of 2015 ?

    #56266
    Linda Phillips-Hatt
    Linda Phillips-Hatt
    Participant

    Fiddlewood – thank you so much.

     

    #56269
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    You’re welcome…glad I could help.

    #56280

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Brenda is still active! She is improving and makes music with her sisters, all in the Philippines. I recently sent her a new bow, since the old one was getting warped due to the weather. She is an inspiration!

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