Defend me, O God, and plead my cause against a godless nation.
From deceitful and cunning men rescue me, O God.
Since you, O God, are my stronghold, why have you rejected me?
Why do I go mourning oppressed by the foe?
O send forth your light and your truth; let these be my guide.
Let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
And I will come to the altar of God, the God of my joy.
My redeemer, I will thank you on the harp, O God, my God.
Why are you cast down my soul, why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still, my savior and my God.
Psalm 43