Psalm 42 (O, My Soul)

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Originally released on "Tree of Life" 2003 seanosongs
1987, Toronto, ON
Remastered May 2020, The Cave, Vancouver, BC
Cover art: "Lazare," Jean-Paul Lemieux (Canadian) 1941

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O my soul, why are you cast down?
And why are you disquieted in me?
My soul thirsts for the living God
When will I appear before my King?
O my God, my soul is cast down
Deep calleth unto deep
Yet at the sound of Thy waterfalls
All Thy waves and billows are gone over me

Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness
In the daytime and in the night
His song shall be with me, and my prayer
Unto the God of my life

I will say, unto God my rock
“Why have You forgotten me?
Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
My tears have been my food day and night
As they say to me “Where is your king?”
Yet as the deer pants after water brooks
So pants my soul after Thee, after Thee

Let not your heart be troubled
My peace I give unto you
Not as the world gives
And though I’ve gone away
I’m coming back again for you

Lord, I will sing
You are my King
You are my everything
And I am Your son
Lord, lead me on
But don’t leave me down here too long
Yet when I’m weak You are strong
When I am weak You are strong in me

O my soul, why are you cast down?
And why are you disquieted in me?
O my God, my soul is cast down
Deep calleth unto deep

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness
In the daytime and in the night
His song shall be with me, and my prayer
Unto the God of my life
Unto the God of my life
Unto the God of my life.

credits

released September 9, 2016
Linda Zane: vocals
Dan Robins: lead guitar
Matthew Parker: keyboards

The "Tree of Life" CD was recorded in Kitchener and Toronto over a three-month span in the summer of 2002. It showcases the anointed musicality of friends Dan, Matthew, Brian and Linda. We were a band of sorts for a season!

The back story to most of these songs relates to a period of intense spiritual struggle in the mid-late 1980s as a young disciple of Jesus, at the tail-end of an era that is historically remembered as The Jesus Movement. (The death of Keith Green in 1982 demarcates its transition from ministry-minded musicians serving the flock to contemporary Christian music as a lucrative and burgeoning enterprise.)

I like to believe that this album carries some of the authenticity of an era when Jesus decided to take up with some pretty shattered souls, misfits and outcasts, to befriend and heal them, to lead them to the tree whose leaves are for the healing of the nations, that ancient tree we can now at last eat of, and the tree upon which whoever hangs is accursed, all enjoined at the paradoxically hideous and glorious cross of Golgotha, the tree of life.

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