1 As the Hart brayeth for the rivers of water, so

panted my soul after thee, O God.

2 My soul thirsteth for God, even for the living

God: when shall I come and appear before the presence

of God?

3 Mine tears have been my meat day and night,

while they daily say unto me, Where is thy God?

4 When I remembered these things, I poured

out my very heart, because I had gone with the

multitude, and led them into the house of God

with the voice of singing, and praise, as a multitude

that keepeth a feast.

5 Why art thou cast down, my soul, and unquiet

within me? wait on God: for I will yet give him

thanks for the help of his presence.

6 My God, my soul is cast down within me,

because I remembered thee, from the land of Jordan,

and Hermon, and from the mount Mizar.

7 One deep calleth another deep by the noise

of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy floods are

gone over me.

8 The Lord will grant his loving-kindness in

the day, and in the night shall I sing of him, even a

prayer unto the God of my life.

9 I will say unto God, which is my rock, Why

hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning, when

the enemy oppresseth me?

10 My bones are cut asunder, while mine enemies reproach

me, saying daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11 Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why

art thou disquieted within me? wait on God: for I

will yet give him thanks: he is my present help and

my God.

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