42 Blues

Why are you cast down
O my soul
Distress is my crown
A sign on a pole

Longing for Your sweetness
To take away my pain
My soul peers through darkness
To seek you anew again

Feel stuck in a hole
Downcast in my soul
Got the 42 Blues

Thirsty animals seek a stream
Thirsty souls seek God
Yet even as my tears teem
My soul remains corrade

They question my faith
Want me to show them the Truth
Your Truth so You saith
Requires neither seer nor sleuth

Feel stuck in a hole
Downcast in my soul
Got the 42 Blues

My soul cries in agony
As deep calls to deep
Why have You forgotten me
When all I can do is weep

Yet Your song remains within
Because Your commands are love
From here I know You begin
Over the waves flies the dove

Feel stuck in a hole
Downcast in my soul
Got the 42 Blues

(Author’s note: inspired by the bluesiest Psalm in the Bible, Psalm 42)

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