1 aVindicate me, O God, and bplead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from cthe deceitful and unjust man! 2 For You are the aGod of my strength; why have You brejected me? Why do I go cmourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 O send out Your alight and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your bholy hill And to Your cdwelling places. 4 Then I will go to athe altar of God, To God my exceeding bjoy; And upon the clyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. 5 aWhy are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.