1 To the overseer instructing for the sons of Borah. As the stag will long for the channels of waters, thus will my soul long for thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsted for God, for the living God: when shall I come and see the face of God? 3 My tears were to me bread day and night, in saying to me all the days, Where is thy God? 4 These I shall remember, and I shall pour out my soul in me: for I shall pass through into the booth, I shall go softly with them even to the house of God, with the voice of joy and confession, of the multitude keeping a festival.
5 Why wilt thou be bowed down, O my soul? and be disturbed upon me? Hope upon God, for yet shall I praise him for the salvation of his face. 6 O my God, my soul will be bowed down upon me: for this I will remember from the land of Jordan and the Hermonites, from the mountain of smallness 7 Deep calling to deep at the voice of thy cataracts: all thy breakers and thy waves passed over me. 8 The day Jehovah will command his mercy, and in the night the song with me; the prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God my rock, Wherefore didst thou forget me? wherefore darkened shall I go for the oppression of the enemy? 10 With a breaking of my bones mine enemies reproached me, in their saying all the day, Where their God? 11 Why wilt thou be bowed down, O my soul? and why wilt thou be disturbed upon me? Hope upon God, for yet shall I praise him, the salvation of my face and my God.