Psalm 42:1-8

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BOOK II Psalm 42In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.,In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 1For the director of music. A maskil Title: Probably a literary or musical term of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

3My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

4These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

5Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

6My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

7Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

8By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.