Hart and Hind
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A New Forest Ballad
... 'Ah, here's a curse on hare and grouse, A curse on hart and hind; And a health
to the squire in all England, Leaves never a head behind.'. ...
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Psalm 29. LM Storm and Thunder.
... 3 He speaks, and tempest, hail, and wind, Lay the wide forests bare around; The
fearful hart, and frighted hind, Leap at the terror of the sound. ...
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Psalm 29 Storm and Thunder.
... Lay the wide forest bare around: The fearful hart and frighted hind. Leap
at the terror of the sound. To Lebanon he turns his voice,. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/psalm 29 storm and thunder.htm

Over the Mountains. "My Beloved is Mine, and I am His: He Feedeth ...
... to resurrection. O yawning gulfs and frowning steeps of woe, our Beloved,
like hind or hart, has traversed your glooms! O my Lord ...
/.../spurgeon/till he come/over the mountains my beloved is.htm

Darkness Before the Dawn
... Like the hinds' feet, this blessed Hind of the morning can come skipping over the ...
over the mountains of division, and come quickly, like a roe or a young hart. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/darkness before the dawn.htm

A Bundle of Myrrh
... May God be pleased to make us grow in grace, and give us so much of the Holy Spirit,
that with feet like hind's feet we may stand ... and they leaped as a hart. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/a bundle of myrrh.htm

The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
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Scripture Alphabet Of Animals
Hart and Hind

Several animals of the deer kind are mentioned in the Bible under the names of Fallow-deer, Hart, Hind, and Roe-buck. They were all numbered among the clean animals, or those which the Israelites were allowed to eat; as we see in De 14:4,5, "These are the beasts which ye shall eat; the ox, the sheep, the goat, the hart, the roe-buck and the fallow- deer." In 1 Kings 4:23, we read of the daily provision which was made for king Solomon's table, and among the rest were "ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and roe-bucks, and fallow-deer."

These animals are all harmless, gentle, timid, loving and beautiful; noted for their branching horns, for the elegance of their form, and for their surprisingly swift and graceful motion. It has long been a favorite amusement in eastern countries to pursue them in the chase; and as the swiftest greyhound can scarcely overtake them, it is usual to train hawks or falcons to attack them, and so delay them till the dogs come up. They bound along over the plains, "fleet as the wind," seeming scarcely to touch the ground: no motion can be more beautiful. In the last verse of Solomon's Song we read, "Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe, or to a young hart on the mountains of spices." The 35th chapter of Isaiah Is 35 contains a beautiful description of the peaceful kingdom which Christ will one day establish in the earth; and among other things it is said, "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped; then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing."

The hart or hind is remarkably sure-footed as well as swift: this may explain one or two verses in the Bible. David says, 2 Samuel 22:33,34, " God is my strength and power, and he maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places." In the last verse of Habakkuk we read, "The Lord is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet."

The male deer is called a hart, the female a hind; and their affection for each other is beautiful. Solomon says in the Proverbs, "Rejoice with the wife of thy youth; let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe."

The hart often suffers from thirst in the dry and sandy countries where it lives-especially when pursued by the hunters; it then longs for water, and plunges with the greatest eagerness into the cooling stream. David says in the Psalm 42, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?" Nothing could more strongly express his love to God, or his ardent desire for communion with him. Happy is the child who has in his heart such feelings towards God, and who finds pleasure in praying to him, from day to day; he has been taught by the Holy Spirit, and is preparing to meet God in peace. (See ROE OR GAZELLE.)



Hart and Hind

The Hart of Christ

The Hart of Converted Sinners

The Hart: (Panting for Water) Afflicted Saints Longing for God

The Hart: (Sure-Footedness of) Experienced Saints

The Hart: (Without Pasture) the Persecuted

The Hart: Clean and Used As Food

The Hart: Female of Brings Forth at Appointed Time

The Hart: Female of Brings Forth at the Voice of God

The Hart: Female of Brings Forth With Difficulty

The Hart: Female of Called the Hind

The Hart: Female of Delights in Freedom

The Hart: Female of Forsakes Her Young in Famine

The Hart: Female of Kind and Affectionate

The Hart: Often Hunted

The Hart: Young of, Abundantly Provided For

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