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Psalm 42:1-7 (Common English Bible)

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BOOK II

(Psalms 42–72)

Psalm 42

For the music leader. A maskil of the Korahites.

1 abJust like a deer that craves streams of water, my whole beingc craves you, God. 2 My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God's face?d 3 My tears have been my food both day and night, as people constantly questioned me, "Where's your God now?" 4 But I remember these things as I bare my soul: how I made my way to the mighty one's abode,e to God's own house, with joyous shouts and thanksgiving songs— a huge crowd celebrating the festival! 5 Why, I ask myself, are you so depressed? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God. 6 My whole being is depressed. That's why I remember you from the land of Jordan and Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep called to deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all your massive waves surged over me.
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