1God, when you hand down your decision, let it be in my favor. Stand up for me against an ungodly nation. Save me from those lying and sinful people.2You are God, my place of safety. Why have you turned your back on me? Why must I go around in sorrow? Why am I beaten down by my enemies?3Send out your light and your truth. Let them guide me. Let them bring me back to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.4Then I will go to the altar of God. I will go to God. He is my joy and my delight. God, you are my God. I will praise you by playing the harp.5My spirit, why are you so sad? Why are you so upset deep down inside me? Put your hope in God. Once again I will have reason to praise him. He is my Savior and my God.
English Standard Version
Send Out Your Light and Your Truth
1Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! (1Sa 24:15; Ps 5:6; Ps 7:8; Ps 26:1)2For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? (Ps 31:4; Ps 42:9; Ps 44:9)3Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! (Ps 2:6; Ps 40:11; Ps 46:4; Ps 57:3; Ps 84:1)4Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.5Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Ps 42:5; Ps 42:11)