1: Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man. 2: For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3: Send out thy light and thy truth: they shall lead me, they shall bring me to thy holy mount, and unto thy habitations. 4: Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God. 5: Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my God.