Through Troubled Times


Tune: Langran

('Here now, O Lord, I see thee face to face')

Psalm 42 v.6-11


O my God, my soul is cast down in me

Therefore I will remember you simply

From my depths I do unto your depths call

When troubles as o'erwhelming waterfall


Yet the Lord will command loving kindness

In the daytime, and too at night will bless

His song shall be with me, and my prayer to

The God of my life, He will hear, renew


I will say to God my rock, Why have you

Forgotten me? Not shown me mercies true

Why go I mourning due to oppression

Of the enemy, save me from each one


For they do taunt and reproach me daily

Saying, Where is your God, where can He be?

Why cast down my soul, why disquieted?

I shall yet praise Him, He me thus far led




  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 30th, 2023 03:47
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • sorenbarrett

    Always trying to second guess why things happen to us. I find it best to believe that everything has a purpose and happens for the best.

    • orchidee

      Thanks SB.

    • Cassie58

      Questions, questions. And in times of conflict and distressful suffering, many ask and never get answers, but place their trust in their Maker regardless.

      • orchidee

        Thanks C.

      • Neville

        I would give this 10/10 for spirituality

        • orchidee

          Thanks N. Yes, some Biblical/ spiritual themes we might find difficult to apply to our daily lives, as some may not seem relevant to us, or we may not personally experience some situations much in life, or not experience them very much.
          But aside from my troubles with KP, for which there is no remedy (lol), we surely all experience troubles in some shape or form in life. So King David and the other Psalmists are not always trouble-free (David did not write ALL the Psalms), and they find expression in their writings.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

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