Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people; from deceitful and unjust men deliver me!
For thou art the God in whom I take refuge; why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me, let them bring me to thy holy hill and to thy dwelling!
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)