“Deep Calls to Deep” is a song inspired by Psalm 42. It was commissioned in honor of Rev. Robert Hochmuth’s 63 years of ministry, celebrated at Apostles Lutheran in San Jose, CA, on January 29, 2012. This tribute* was made possible by Rev. Hochmuth’s family.

Listen Deep Calls to Deep

Read Psalm 42, the inspiration for the lyrics.

Deep Calls to Deep
As the deer pants for water,
so my soul thirsts for you
My tears are my food day and night, while all I hear is “Where, Where is your God?”

These things I remember as I pour out my soul:
How I used to lead the multitudes
in the house of God,
O, with shouts of joy, what a festive throng

Why are you down, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?

My soul is down, but I remember the heights and the rivers where
Deep calls to deep and all your waves sweep over me
By day its love, and at night a song

I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go on mourning, oppressed by the enemy?
O, my bones in agony and all I hear is, ‘Where is your God?’”

Why are you down, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?

I will praise, my Savior and my God
I will yet praise, my Savior and my God
With hope for my soul
I will praise, my Savior and my God

Composed by Jonathon Roberts
Performed by Spark & Echo

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