1 Vindicate me, my God, ¶ and plead my cause ¶ against an unfaithful nation. ¶ Rescue me from those who are ¶ deceitful and wicked.
2 You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? ¶ Why must I go about mourning, ¶ oppressed by the enemy?
3 Send 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.
4 Then 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.
5 Why, 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.