Book Two: Psalms 42–72 Psalm 42 Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses To the Chief Musician. A [S]Contemplation of the Sons of Korah. 42 1As the deer [T]pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. 2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and [U]appear before God? 3My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” 4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. 5Why are you [V]cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him [W]For the help of His countenance. 6[X]O my God, my soul is cast down within me; Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, And from the heights of Hermon, From [Y]the Hill Mizar. 7Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me. 8The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me— 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 because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10As with a [Z]breaking of my bones, My enemies [A]reproach me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 11Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The [B]help of my countenance and my God.
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