Number: 190
Title: Psalm 42
Composer: Refrain: Joseph Gelineau, 1986
Author: Psalm tone: Douglas Mews, 1986
Scripture: Psalm 42
Theme: Psalms

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

1.  As a deer longs for flòwing streams,
    so my soul longs for Yóu, O God.
2.  My soul thìrsts for God,
    for the líving God.  (repeat phrases c and d)
    When shall I come ànd behold
    the fáce of God? (R)

3.  My tears have bèen my food
    [both] dáy and night,
    while people say to mè continually,
    "Where ís your God?" (R)

4.  These things Ì remember,
    as I pour óut my soul:
    how I went wìth the throng,
    and led them in procession
    to the hóuse of God,  (repeat phrases c and d)
    with glad shouts and songs òf thanksgiving,
    a multitude kéeping festival. (R)

5.  Why are you cast down, Ò my soul,
    and why are you disquietéd within?
    Hope in God; for I shall àgain praise Him,
    my help   6. ánd my God. (R)

    My soul is cast dòwn within me:
    therefore I rémember You
    from the lànd of Jordan and Hermon,
    [and] fróm Mount Mizar.

7.  Deep càlls to deep
    at the thunder óf Your cataracts;
    all Your waves ànd Your billows 
    have gone óver me. (R)

8.  By day the Lord commands His stèadfast love,
    and at night His song ís with me,  (omit phrase c)
    a prayer to the God óf my life. (R)

9.  I say to Gòd, my rock,
    "Why have Yóu forgotten me?
    Why must I walk àbout mournfully
    because the enemý oppresses me?" (R)

10. As with a deadly wound ìn my body,
    my adversáries taunt me,
    while they say to mè continually,
    "Where ís your God?" (R)

11. Why are you cast down, Ò my soul,
    and why are you disquietéd within me?
    Hope in God; for I shall àgain praise Him,
    my help ánd my God. (R)