1Vindicate me, God, and champion my cause
against an unfaithful nation;
rescue me from the deceitful and unjust person.
2For you are the God of my refuge.
Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about in sorrow
because of the enemy’s oppression?
3Send your light and your truth; let them lead me.
Let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
4Then I will come to the altar of God,
to God, my greatest joy.
I will praise you with the lyre,
God, my God.
5Why, my soul, are you so dejected?
Why are you in such turmoil?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him,
my Savior and my God.