1 An edification by the sons of Korʹah.
As a deer that longs for streams of water, So I long for you, O God.
2 I do thirst for God, for the living God. When may I come and appear before God?
3 My tears are my food day and night; All day long people taunt me: “Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember, and I pour out my soul, For I once walked along with the multitude; I used to walk solemnly before them to the house of God, With sounds of rejoicing and thanksgiving, Those of a crowd celebrating a festival.
5 Why am I in despair? Why is this turmoil within me? Wait for God, For I will yet praise him as my Grand Savior.
6 My God, I am in despair. That is why I remember you, From the land of Jordan and the peaks of Herʹmon, From Mount Mizarʹ.
7 Deep waters call to deep waters At the sound of your waterfalls. All your surging waves have overwhelmed me.
8 By day Jehovah will grant me his loyal love, And by night his song will be with me—a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God, my crag: “Why have you forgotten me? Why should I walk about sad because of the oppression by my enemy?”
10 With murderous hostility my enemies taunt me; All day long they taunt me: “Where is your God?”
11 Why am I in despair? Why is this turmoil within me? Wait for God, For I will yet praise him as my Grand Savior and my God.