Psalm 42 American Standard Version

Thirsting for God

42 1  As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God? 3  My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4  These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, How I went with the throng, and led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday. 5  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him [For] the help of his countenance.

6  O my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar. 7  Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls: All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8  [Yet] Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, [Even] a prayer unto the God of my life. 9  I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 10  As with a sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 11  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; For I shall yet praise him, [Who is] the help of my countenance, and my God.

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