BOOK II(Psalms 42–72) (A special psalm by the clan of Korah and for the music leader.) Longing for God 42 1As a deer gets thirsty for streams of water, I truly am thirsty for you, my God. 2In my heart, I am thirsty for you, the living God. When will I see your face? 3Day and night my tears are my only food, as everyone keeps asking, “Where is your God?” 4Sorrow floods my heart, when I remember leading the worshipers to your house.[V] I can still hear them shout their joyful praises. 5Why am I discouraged? Why am I restless? I should trust you, LORD. I will praise you again because you help me, 6and you are my God. I am deeply discouraged, and so I think about you here where the Jordan begins at Mount Hermon and at Mount Mizar.[W] 7Your vicious waves have swept over me like an angry ocean or a roaring waterfall. 8Every day, you are kind, and at night you give me a song as my prayer to you, the God of my life. 9You are my mighty rock.[X] Why have you forgotten me? Why must enemies mistreat me and make me sad? 10Even my bones are in pain, while all day long my enemies sneer and ask, “Where is your God?” 11Why am I discouraged? Why am I restless? I trust you, LORD! And I will praise you again because you help me, and you are my God.
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