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Psalm 42

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BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42a,b

For the director of music. A maskilc of the Sons of Korah.

As the deerf pants for streams of water,g

so my soul pantsh for you, my God.

My soul thirstsi for God, for the living God.j

When can I gok and meet with God?

My tearsl have been my food

day and night,

while people say to me all day long,

“Where is your God?”m

These things I remember

as I pour out my soul:n

how I used to go to the house of Godo

under the protection of the Mighty Oned

with shouts of joyp and praiseq

among the festive throng.r

Why, my soul, are you downcast?s

Why so disturbedt within me?

Put your hope in God,u

for I will yet praisev him,

my Saviorw and my God.x

My soul is downcast within me;

therefore I will remembery you

from the land of the Jordan,z

the heights of Hermona—from Mount Mizar.

Deep calls to deepb

in the roar of your waterfalls;

all your waves and breakers

have swept over me.c

By day the Lord directs his love,d

at nighte his songf is with me—

a prayer to the God of my life.g

I say to God my Rock,h

“Why have you forgotteni me?

Why must I go about mourning,j

oppressedk by the enemy?”l

10 My bones suffer mortal agonym

as my foes tauntn me,

saying to me all day long,

“Where is your God?”o

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.p

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