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From: Roger Peterson n6ujm@telis.org
Words and m;usic: Martin Nystrom
This is how I've sung it, its a great song R. Peterson

AS THE DEER - 4/4 time

     C            G                  Am         C                     F
1.  AS     THE  DEER    PANT - ETH  FOR  THE   WAT  -ER,   SO MY    SOUL  LONG - ETH 
2.  YOUR'RE MY FRIEND AND    YOU    ARE   MY   BROTH-ER,  E- VEN   THOUGH  YOU   
3.  I     WANT  YOU    MORE   THAN  GOLD  OR   SIL - VER, ON - LY   YOU    CAN   


G7         C                 G             Am           C 
Af - ter thee.  You   a  - lone  are   my heart's  de - si   -  re, 
Are   a   king.  I   love  You more than  an   -  y     oht -   er, 
Sat - is  fy.   You   a  - lone are  the  real    joy   giv -   er,

            F           G     G7    C
And    I  long   to    wor - ship Thee.
So  much  more   than  an -   y   thing.
And the    ap -  ple   of    my    eye.


Refrain

Am                        F           C
You   a  -  lone are my strength, my shield; 

    F         Am           Dm           E7*
To you a  -  lone  may my spir - it    yield............


 C        G          Am            C
You a - lone are my heart's de  -  si  -  re,


       F      G7            C
And I long to wor  -  ship thee.


** I like to strum once, hold 4 beats with a little vibrato 
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Another arrangement

As the Deer

D      F#m          Bm
As the deer panteth for the water
       G           A     D
So my soul longeth after Thee
D    F#m         Bm      
You alone are my heart's desire
      G       A       D
And I long to worship Thee

        Bm               G            D
        You alone are my strength, my shield
           G                Em7    F#
        To You alone may my spirit yield
        D    F#m         Bm     
        You alone are my heart's desire
              G       A       D
        And I long to worship Thee

D         F#m            Bm
You're my friend and You are my brother
     G          A     D
Even though You are a King
D      F#m           Bm
I love You more than any other
        G         A  D
So much more than anything

D      F#m           Bm
I want You more than gold or silver
     G       A    D
Only You can satisfy
D    F#m          Bm
You alone are the real joy giver
        G     A     D
And the apple of my eye


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