1Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.2You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?3Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.4Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.5Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, 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)