1 As the deer desires the water brooks, so I desire you, O God.
2 I thirst 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 say to me all day long: Where is your God?
4 I remember these things and I pour out my heart within me. I used to go along with the crowd and lead them in procession to the house of God, with the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why am I discouraged? Why am I so restless? I put my hope in God for I will still praise him. He is my salvation and my God.
6 I am very discouraged. That is why I will remember you in the land of Jordan, on the peaks of Hermon, on Mount Mizar.
7 One deep sea calls to another at the roar of your waterspouts. All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me.
8 Jehovah commands his mercy during the day, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will ask God, my rock: »Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in mourning while the enemy oppresses me?«
10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, while they say to me all day long: »Where is your God?«
11 Why am I in despair? Why have I become disturbed within me? Wait for God for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance and my God.