This is a beautiful song that is popular in many Christian churches. I got this score from Ken Yao and have enjoyed it very much.
Here are two midi files for practicing:
Here are the words and chords. The notation "A/C#" means to play an A major chord with a C# as the bass note. You can see how the first line of the song has a descending chromatic bass line: D, C#, B. This is a fun song to try to create backup/harmony lines. Try using the bass technique of playing chord tones with scalewise connecttions between measures. When I get some time, I'll post a few example scores for playing backup on this song. As a variation, you might try playing the melody an octave higher for the second verse.
---++ AS THE DEER PANTETH FOR THE WATER
(Psalm 42:1) D A/C# Bm As the deer panteth for the water, G A D A so my soul longeth after Thee. D A/C# Bm You alone are my heart's desire, G A D and I long to worship Thee. CHORUS: Bm G D You alone are my Strength, my Shield, G Em F# to You alone may my spirit yield. D A/C# Bm D You alone are my heart's desire G A D and I long to worship Thee. You're my Friend and You are my Brother, even though You are a King. I want You more than any other, so much more than anything. CHORUS