For the music director. A [a]Maskil of the sons of Korah.
42 As the deer [b]pants for the water brooks, So my soul [c]pants for You, God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and [d]appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While theysay to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 4 I remember these things and pour out my soul within me. For I used to go over with the multitude and walk them to the house of God, With a voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude celebrating a festival.
5 Why are you [e]in despair, my soul? And why are you restless within me? Wait for God, for I will [f]again praise [g]Him For the [h]help of His [i]presence, my God. 6 My soul is [j]in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the [k]peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have passed over me. 8 The Lord will send His goodness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go about mourning [l]because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries taunt me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 11 Why are you [m]in despair, my soul? And why are you restless within me? Wait for God, for I will again praise [n]Him For the [o]help of His presence, my God.
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