1 As the deer longs for the water brooks,
so longs my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God;
when shall I come before the presence of God?
3 My tears have been my bread day and night,
while all day long they say to me, Where is now your God?
4 Now when I think on these things, I pour out my soul:
how I went with the multitude
and led the procession to the house of God,
5 With the voice of praise and thanksgiving,
among those who kept holy day.
6 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul,
and why are you so disquieted within me?
7 O put your trust in God;
for I will yet give him thanks,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
8 My soul is heavy within me;
therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan,
and from Hermon and the hill of Mizar.
9 Deep calls to deep in the thunder of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and waves have gone over me.
10 The Lord will grant his loving-kindness in the daytime;
through the night his song will be with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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10 February 2011