Psalm 42

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C.M. (86.86)
Julie Tennent

1As the deer pants for water clear, so my soul thirsts for You;
2My soul thirsts for the living God; when can I meet with You?

3My tears have been my food all through the day and through the night;
While men mock me and say all day, “Where is your God of might?”

4These things I do remember, Lord, as I pour out my soul:
How I went with the multitude into the house of God.

I led the great procession with a shout of joy and song;
With thanksgiving I went among the festive, joyful throng.

5Why are you so downcast, my soul? Why so disturbed in me?
Put hope in God – I’ll praise Him yet; my Savior God is He!

6My soul is downcast within me, so I remember You;
From land along the Jordan, heights of Hermon, Mizar, too.

7Deep calls to deep within the roar of Your great waterfalls;
Your waves and breakers swept o’er me; they flood me without pause.

8By day the Lord directs His love, His steadfast love to me;
At night His song is with me still—my prayer to God will be.

9I say to God my Rock, “O why have You forgotten me?
Why must I mourn all day oppressed by the vile enemy?

10My bones do suffer mortal pain; my foes taunt me all day;
“Where is your God?” they mock with scorn; “Where is your God?” they say.

11Why are you so downcast, my soul? Why so disturbed in me?
Put hope in God – I’ll praise Him yet; my Savior God is He!

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