The text from Psalm 42, ”As the Deer pants for water,” is often set to music that is joyful. This setting is contemplative, leaning more on the ”longing” aspects of the text. ”Haunting” is the expressive mark that begins the piece and it remains in that space except for a lovely and assuring reprise. But it returns to the contemplative place as the piece ends. The optional flute and violin add a wonderful color to the piece. The unique tone colors enable this piece to be used as a general anthem but also during Lent or communion services. Medium in difficulty.