Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Like A Deer

As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
while all day long people say to me,
"Where is your God?"
I remember this as I pour out my heart:
how I walked with many,
leading the festive procession to the house of God,
with joyful and thankful shouts.
Why am I so depressed?
Why this turmoil within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him,
my Savior and my God.
I am deeply depressed;
therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan
and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls;
all Your breakers and Your billows have swept over me.
The LORD will send His faithful love by day;
His song will be with me in the night—
a prayer to the God of my life.
I will say to God, my rock,
"Why have You forgotten me?
Why must I go about in sorrow
because of the enemy's oppression?"
My adversaries taunt me,
as if crushing my bones,
while all day long they say to me,
"Where is your God?"
Why am I so depressed?
Why this turmoil within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him,
my Savior and my God.

-Psalm 42 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Song: "As A Deer"
Music by John Michael Talbot

9 comments:

satire and theology said...

Yes, this is performed in many churches.

Jeff said...

Really?! I have been to quite a number of different churches in the U.S. (Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Charismatic, non-denominational, Christian Missionary & Alliance, and even a Catholic church...and EVEN a Mormon [LDS] cult church), and I have never once heard that song performed in a church. Maybe in England, Canada or Wales its different?

thekingpin68 said...

I have heard it several times and assume it is well-known.:)

satire and theology said...

Thekingpin68's blog will be like a deer in the headlights when I overtake him in blog traffic and links shortly.

thekingpin68 said...

Excuse me, which blog just lost a link due to a terminated site!? Can you say s&t? Are you sure you are not The Lochness Moron?

Jeff said...

Thekingpin68's blog will be like a deer in the headlights when I overtake him in blog traffic and links shortly.

LMHO!! That's hilarious!

Jeff said...

Excuse me, which blog just lost a link due to a terminated site!? Can you say s&t? Are you sure you are not The Lochness Moron?

FOFLOL! Wow, that's great! LOL!

Did that really happen? I need to find out more on that story!

thekingpin68 said...

Rick's original food site is dead.:)

A new article is almost ready.

Jeff said...

Ah. Well, may it rest in peace. I never heard from him, but then, I never checked back on his blog where I left a comment, either.