Psalm 42

Words: The Bay Psalm Book

Common Metre Tunes

To the chief musician, Maschil, for the Sons of Korah
  1  Like as the hart panting doth bray
        after the water brooks,
     even in Such wise O God, my soul,
        after thee panting looks.
  2  For God, even for the living God,
        my soul it thirsteth sore;
     Oh when shall I come & appear,
        the face of God before.
  3  My tears have been unto me meat,
        by night also by day,
     while all the day they unto me
        where is thy God do say.
  4  When as I do in mind record
        these things, then me upon
     I do my soul out pour, for I
        with multitude had gone:
     With them unto Gods house I went,
        with voice of joy & praise:
     I with a multitude did go
        that did keep holy days.
  5  My soul why art cast down & art
        stirred in me: thy hope place
     in God, for yet him praise I shall
        for the help of his face.
  (PART 2)
  6  My God, my soul in me's cast down,
        therefore thee mind I will
     from Jordan's & Hermonites land,
        and from the little hill.
  7  At the noise of thy water spouts
        deep unto deep doth call:
     thy waves they are gone over me,
        also thy billows all.
  8  His loving kindness yet the Lord
        command will in the day:
     and in the night his song with me,
        to my life's God I'll pray.
  9  I unto God will say, my Rock
        why hast thou forgot me?
     why go I said, by reason of
        pressure of th'enemy.
 10  As with a sword within my bones
        my foes reproach me do:
     while all the day, where is thy God?
        they do say me unto.
 11  My soul O wherefore dost thou bow
        thy self down heavily;
     and wherefore in me makest thou
        a stir tumultuously?
     Hope thou in God, because I shall
        with praise him yet advance:
     who is my God, also he is
        health of my countenance.

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