Previously on this blog I included my favorite hymn, and have noted Joanna’s fondness for animals. Her favorite animal is deer, so perhaps it’s not probably not surprising that “As the Deer” is her favorite “church song.” It was written by a fellow Washington resident, Martin Nystrom, in the same year that Joanna and I were married.

Lyrics here, with a version beautifully done by the Chester Cathedral Choir below: