Psalm 43

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.


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