One Year Chronological Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 19
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Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
The sons of Korah were priests assigned to guard the entrance of the Tabernacle (see 1 Chron. 6:17-25,
page 475), a duty that continued after the Temple was built (see 1 Chron. 26:1-19, page 517). They also
were Tabernacle musicians during the time of David and Solomon (see Ps. 88, page 580; Ps. 89,
page 581). However, many of the psalms in this collection may not have been written until long after the
time of David and Solomon.
For the choir director: A psalm* of the descendants of Korah.
As the deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I go and stand before him?
Day and night I have only tears for food,
while my enemies continually taunt me, saying,
“Where is this God of yours?”
My heart is breaking
as I remember how it used to be:
I walked among the crowds of worshipers,
leading a great procession to the house of God,
singing for joy and giving thanks
amid the sound of a great celebration!
Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and 6 my God!
Now I am deeply discouraged,
but I will remember you—
even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan,
from the land of Mount Mizar.
I hear the tumult of the raging seas
as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.
But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.
“O God my rock,” I cry,
“Why have you forgotten me?
42:TITLE Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.