As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.@Psalm 42:1

Paraphrase of Psalm 42; author unknown.

Consolation (Mendelssohn) arranged from Lieder ohne Worte, by Felix Mendelssohn, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

As pants the hart for streams of living water,
So longs my soul, O living God, for Thee;
I thirst for Thee, for Thee my heart is yearning;
When shall I come Thy gracious face to see?

O Lord my God, overwhelmed in deep affliction,
Far from Thy rest, to Thee I lift my soul;
Deep calls to deep and storms of trouble thunder,
While over my head the waves and billows roll.

Thou wilt command Thy servant’s consolation,
Thy lovingkindness yet shall cheer my day,
And in the night Thy song shall be my comfort;
God of my life, to Thee I still will pray.

Why, O my soul, art thou cast down within me,
Why art thou troubled and oppressed with grief?
Hope thou in God, the God of thy salvation,
Hope, and thy God will surely send relief.