Psalm 42 My Soul Thirsts For God

Psalm 42 My Soul Thirsts For God

Psalm 42

My Soul Thirsts For God

1 As a hart longs

   for flowing streams,

so longs my soul

   for Thee, O God.

2 My soul thirsts for God,

   for the living God.

Psalm 42 My Soul Thirsts For God

When shall I come and behold

   the face of God?

3 My tears have been my food

   day and night,

while men say to me continually,

   “Where is your God?”

4 These things I remember,

   as I pour out my soul:

how I went with the throng,

   and led them in procession to the house of God,

with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving,

   a multitude keeping festival.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,

   and why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again

praise Him, my help

6and my God.

My soul is cast down within me,

   therefore I remember Thee

from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,

   from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep

   at the thunder of Thy cataracts;

all Thy waves and Thy billows

   have gone over me.

8 By day the Lord commands His steadfast love;

   and at night His song is with me,

   a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God, my rock:

   “Why hast Thou forgotten me?

Why go I mourning

   because of the oppression of the enemy?”

10 As with a deadly wound in my body,

   my adversaries taunt me,

while they say to me continually,

   “Where is your God?”

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,

   and why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,

   my help and my God.

– Psalm 42

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