1 Give judgement for me, O God,
and defend my cause against an ungodly people; ♦
deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked.
2 For you are the God of my refuge;
why have you cast me from you, ♦
and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresses me?
3 O send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, ♦
and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling,
4 That I may go to the altar of God,
to the God of my joy and gladness; ♦
and on the lyre I will give thanks to you, O God my God.
5 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul, ♦
and why are you so disquieted within me?
6 O put your trust in God; ♦
for I will yet give him thanks,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
bring us to the altar of life
and renew our joy and gladness
in Jesus Christ our Lord.