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Psalm 42

This sermon is part of an ongoing series on the Psalms.

August 22, 2021
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Psalm 42
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Psalm 42

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

2 My soul thirsts 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 the day long, “Where is your God?”

4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.

8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

(ESV)

Call to Worship

Psalm 117

1 Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Prayer of Confession

Our Father in Heaven, we know that we have sinned against heaven and before you, and are not worthy to be called your children. We have lifted up our souls to what is false, and set our eyes on that which is nothing; have looked at the things that are seen, which are temporal, but have forgotten the things that are eternal. For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great. Be pleased to deliver us! Let us receive blessing from the LORD, even righteousness from the God of our salvation. Amen.

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Sermon text

Psalm 42

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

2 My soul thirsts 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 the day long, “Where is your God?”

4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.

8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

(ESV)

Call to Worship

Psalm 117

1 Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Prayer of Confession

Our Father in Heaven, we know that we have sinned against heaven and before you, and are not worthy to be called your children. We have lifted up our souls to what is false, and set our eyes on that which is nothing; have looked at the things that are seen, which are temporal, but have forgotten the things that are eternal. For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great. Be pleased to deliver us! Let us receive blessing from the LORD, even righteousness from the God of our salvation. Amen.

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