Psalm 42

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The Psalm 42 in Prekmurian language from the Nouvi Gráduvál (New Gradual) of Mihály Bakos (1789).

Psalm 42 is a psalm in the Book of Psalms. It is one of the thirteen Maschil Psalms, dedicated "To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah." It begins "Sicut cervus" in Latin of the Old Roman Psalter, and "Quemadmodum" in the Vulgate Psalter of St. Jerome, "As pants the hart" in the metrical version by Tate and Brady, and "As the hart panteth" in the King James English text set to music by Huffman.



Musical settings[edit]

Its musical settings include:

  • Requiem by Ockeghem (fifteenth century)
  • Sicut cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (sixteenth century)
  • As pants the hart by Handel (eighteenth century)
  • Chorale Was betrübst du dich Movement 6 of Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21, by Johann Sebastian Bach (eighteenth century)
  • Psalm 42 by Mendelssohn (nineteenth century)
  • 2e verset du 41me psaume (2e vt du 42e de la Vulgate) by Charles-Valentin Alkan (nineteenth century)
  • Like as the hart by Herbert Howells (twentieth century)
  • As the Hart Panteth (Psalm 42) (1962, 1965; King James English, SATB 3' 20"), by Gloria Merle Huffman (1946- ) (twentieth century)
  • Psalm 42 (There is a longing in my heart) (1988; New International Version), by Maranatha! Singers (USA)
  • Psalm 42 (As the deer pants for streams of water) (2008; New International Version), by Sons of Korah (Australia)
  • Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, by Dietrich Buxtehude (eighteenth century)


  1. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329

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