1: (For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by the sons of Korah.) As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul after you, God. 2: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3: My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually ask me, "Where is your God?" 4: These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, How I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day. 5: Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence. 6: My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, The heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar. 7: Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept over me. 8: Yahweh will command his lovingkindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: A prayer to the God of my life. 9: I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" 10: As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, While they continually ask me, "Where is your God?" 11: Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, The saving help of my countenance, and my God.