BOOK 2 PSALM 42 Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile. For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. 42   1As the deer [K]pants for the water brooks, So my soul [L]pants for You, O God. 2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and [M]appear before God? 3My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 4These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and [N]lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. 5Why are you [O]in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? [P]Hope in God, for I shall [Q]again praise [R]Him For the [S]help of His presence. 6O my God, my soul is [T]in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the [U]peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. 8The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. 9I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning [V]because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 11Why are you [W]in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? [X]Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The [Y]help of my countenance and my God.
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