For the director of music. A maskil of the sons of Korah.
42 A deer thirsts for a stream of water. In the same way, I thirst for you, God. 2 I thirst for the living God. When can I go to meet with him? 3 Day and night, my tears have been my food. People are always saying, “Where is your God?” 4 When I remember these things, I speak with a broken heart. I used to walk with the crowd. I led the happy crowd to God’s Temple, with songs of praise.
5 Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God. I should keep praising him, My Savior and 6 my God.
I am very sad. So I remember you while I am in the land where the Jordan River begins. I will remember you while I am near the Hermon mountains and on the mountain of Mizar. 7 Troubles have come again and again. They sound like waterfalls. Your waves are crashing all around me. 8 The Lord shows his true love every day. At night I have a song, and I pray to my living God. 9 I say to God, my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why am I sad and troubled by my enemies?” 10 My enemies’ insults make me feel as if my bones were broken. They are always saying, “Where is your God?”
11 Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God. I should keep praising him, my Savior and my God.
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