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Posted on Aug 31, 2010 in Christian songs

Psalm 42

Tune: As the deer panteth for the waters


0 To the director. A contemplative song of the sons of Korach.
1 As a deer pants for the waters,
So my soul pants for you, God.
2 My soul thirsts and longs within me,
Thirsts for God, the living God.
When will I come before God’s face,
When before God to appear?
3 Where’s your God? all day they ask me;
Day and night my food is tears.
4 Soul outpouring, I remember
When I passed through with the throng.
To God’s house we all went feasting
With loud praise and joyous song.
5 Why so downcast, soul within me?
Why such deep perturbation?
Hope in God, for yet I’ll praise him,
For his face is salvation.
6 Oh, my God, my soul within me
Is downcast, and so I will
Now remember you from Jordan,
From Hermon, and Mizar Hill.
7 Deep to deep, callingprofoundly
At your sound of waterspouts;
All your waves and churning billows
Over me flowin and out.
8 Day by day Yahweh pronounces
Faithfulness and love so kind.
I pray to the God of my life;
His song is with me by night.
9 I will say to my God, my rock,
Why have you forgotten me?
Why do you let me go mourning,
Squeezed tight by the enemy?
10 How they taunt me, my oppressors,
At the shatt’ring of my bones.
All day long they keep on saying,
Where’s your God? You’re all alone!
11 Why so downcast, soul within me?
Why such anguished, deep distress?
Hope in God, for yet I’ll praise him;
My God, saviour of my face.

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