190. Psalm 42

Refrain:
My soul is thirsting for the Lord:
when shall I see God face to face?

1 As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God. (repeat phrases c and d)
When shall I come and behold
the face of God? (Refrain)

3 My tears have been my food
[both] day and night,
while people say to me continually,
"Where is your God?" (Refrain)

4 These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I went with the throng,
nd led them in procession
to the house of God, (repeat phrases c and d)
with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving,
a multitude keeping festival. (Refrain)

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my help
6 and my God. (Refrain)

My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I remember You
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
[and] from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep
at the thunder of Your cataracts;
all Your waves and Your billows
have gone over me. (Refrain)

8 By day the Lord commands His steadfast love,
and at night His song is with me, (omit phrase c)
a prayer to the God of my life. (Refrain)

9 I say to God, my rock,
"Why have You forgotten me?
Why must I walk about mournfully
because the enemy oppresses me?" (Refrain)

10 As with a deadly wound in my body,
my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me continually,
"Where is your God?" (Refrain)

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,
my help and my God. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: My soul is thirsting for the Lord
Title: Psalm 42
Scripture: Psalm 42
Topic: Responsive Reading
Language: English
Notes: Responsorial refrain to responsive reading.
Tune Information
Name: Psalm 42 (Mews and Gelineau)
Composer (psalm tone): Douglas Mews (1986)
Composer (refrain): Joseph Gelineau (1986)
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Psalm tone copyright International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.; Refrain copyright © 1963 by Ladies of the Grail (England) Used by permission of G.I.A. Ppublications, Inc. Chicago, Illinoise, exclusive agent. All rights reserved.