My Soul Thirsts for God
1For the music director, a contemplative song of the sons of Korah.
2As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God.
3My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and appear before God?
4My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day: Where is your God?
5These things I remember as I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng, walking with them to the House of God, with a voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a festival.
6Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you murmuring within me? Hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, for the salvation of His presence.
7My God, my soul is downcast within me! Therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and from the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mitzar.
8Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls. All Your waves and breakers have swept over me.
9By day Adonai commands His love, and at night His song is with me a prayer to the God of my life.
10I will say to God my Rock: Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go about mourning, under the oppression of the enemy?
11As with a crushing in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, by saying to me all day, Where is your God?
12Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you murmuring within me? Hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance and my God.