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Book II: Psalms 42–72
1For the leader. A maskil of the descendants of Korach:
2Just as a deer longs for running streams,
God, I long for you.
3I am thirsty for God, for the living God!
When can I come and appear before God?
4My tears are my food, day and night,
while all day people ask me, “Where is your God?”
5I recall, as my feelings well up within me,
how I’d go with the crowd to the house of God,
with sounds of joy and praise from the throngs
observing the festival.
6My soul, why are you so downcast?
Why are you groaning inside me?
Hope in God, since I will praise him again
for the salvation that comes from his presence.
7My God, when I feel so downcast,
I remind myself of you
from the land of Yarden, from the peaks of Hermon,
from the hill Mizar.
8Deep is calling to deep
at the thunder of your waterfalls;
all your surging rapids and waves
are sweeping over me.
9By day Adonai commands his grace,
and at night his song is with me
as a prayer to the God of my life.
10I say to God my Rock,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
under pressure by the enemy?
11My adversaries’ taunts make me feel
as if my bones were crushed,
as they ask me all day long,
‘Where is your God?’ ”
12My soul, why are you so downcast?
Why are you groaning inside me?
Hope in God, since I will praise him again
for being my Savior and God.