1
Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2
For Thou art the God of my strength;
why hast Thou cast me off?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?
3
O send out Thy light and Thy truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places.
4
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy;
and praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.
5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
and why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God;
for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.