1 BOOK SECOND: To the chief musician, a Maskil, for the sons of Korach.(42:2)As a hart panteth after brooks of water, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 (42:3)My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I go again and be seen in the presence of God?
3 (42:4)My tears have been my food day and night; because men say unto me all the day, Where is thy God?
4 (42:5)These things will I remember, and pour out my soul in me: how I was wont to pass along amidst the multitude, journeying with them as a pilgrim to the house of God, with the voice of joyful song and thanksgiving, among the festive throng.
5 (42:6)Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and disquieted in me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet thank him, because of the salvation of his countenance.
6 (42:7)O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, and from the peaks of Chermon, from the low mount.
7 (42:8)Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls: all thy waves and thy billows have passed over me.
8 (42:9)In the daytime the Lord will command his kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, as a prayer unto the God of my life.
9 (42:10)I will say unto God, my rock, why hast thou forgotten me? why must I walk grieved, under the oppression of the enemy?
10 (42:11)It is as death in my bones, when my assailants reproach me; when they say unto me all the day, Where is thy God?
11 (42:12)Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within met? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet thank him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.