Lord, our souls long for you. Please grow our longing for you, for you provide us with true life, true joy. May we not settle for less than you. May we know you more and more as we see your character, your works, your promises in your word. Lord, we hope in you and praise you, our saviour and our God. From the midst of the rejoicing crowd we praise you; from the depths of depression we remember you. Help us always to depend on your faithful love, may your song of hope be with us in the night. Even when we feel alone or in turmoil may we hope in you and still praise, our saviour and our God.