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(42:1) For the Leader;
Maschil of the sons of Korah.
(42:2) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
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(42:3) My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: "When shall I come and appear before God?"
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(42:4) My tears have been my food day and night, while they say unto me all the day: "Where is Thy God?"
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(42:5) These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.
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(42:6) Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
and why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God;
for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance.
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(42:7) O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
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(42:8) Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts;
all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me.
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(42:9) By day the LORD will command His lovingkindness, and in the night His song shall be with me, even a prayer unto the God of my life.
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(42:10) I will say unto God my Rock: "Why hast Thou forgotten me?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?"
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(42:11) As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me;
while they say unto me all the day: "Where is Thy God?"
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(42:12) Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
and why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God;
for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.