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The Book of Psalms

Psalm 41

Quemadmodum desiderat.

The fervent desire of the just after God: hope in afflictions.


1
Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core.

2
As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God.

3
My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

4
My tears have been my bread day and night, whilst it is said to me daily: Where is thy God?

5
These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me: for I shall go over into the place of the wonderful tabernacle, even to the house of God: With the voice of joy and praise; the noise of one feasting.

6
Why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou trouble me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance,

7
And my God. My soul is troubled within my self: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniim, from the little hill.

8
Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me.

9
In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; and a canticle to him in the night. With me is prayer to the God of my life.

10
I will say to God: Thou art my support. Why hast thou forgotten me? and why go I mourning, whilst my enemy afflicteth me?

11
Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have reproached me; Whilst they say to me day by day: Where is thy God?

12
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me? Hope thou in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

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