Psalms 42 and 43 are often treated as a single text because they share a common theme and text refrain. Taken together, this is a despondent song of longing and confusion in the midst of crisis. It also is a witness to deep trust in God.

Oh My Soul (Psalm 42-43)

 A lament of depression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, why you looking down in shadow?  
In what darkness do you kneel? 
You strong enough to find a window 
or are you ripening in Saturn, patient still? 
Are you ripening in Saturn, patient still? 

Hey, what's this staring at the ocean? 
And what gifts do you await? 
You heard the summons late at compline, 
but are you wand'ring in a forest off the trail? 
Are you wand'ring in a forest off the trail? 


Refrain:
Oh my soul  
Oh my soul  
Oh my soul  
Oh my soul 

Hey, what dark soil you reaching into?  
Isn't your patience wearing thin? 
The water's troubled in the shallows 
and your mind it has a body wading in. 
Your mind it has a body wading in.  


Refrain 

Hey, why you looking down in shadow?  
Are your questions still alive? 
You strong enough to find a window 
and what forbearance keeps you faithful through this time? 
What forbearance keeps you faithful through this time?  


Refrain

 

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

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Oh My Soul Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpgs of congregational line (2 versions)

  • songleader's notes

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Oh My Soul Accompaniment Pack:

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PLUS:

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