Psalm 42:1–7

As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

My tears have been my food day and night, while all day long they say to me, “Where now is your God?”

I pour out my soul when I think on these things:   how I went with the multitude and led them into the house of God, with the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among those who keep holy-day.

Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul?   and why are you so disquieted within me?

Put your trust in God; for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.