Cantorum: Sicut Cervus

One of my favorite choral pieces is, Palestrina’s, Sicut Cervus The text of this song is from Psalm 42:1.

Here is the text:

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum,ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.


As the deer longs for running water, so longs my soul for you, O God. 

Worship with me … Lord, we long for Thee!