Psalm 43


Judge me, O God, and argue my case before a disloyal nation;

    before those who are tricky and unjust, deliver me.

For you are the God in whom I take refuge.

    Why have you rejected me?

    Why must I walk around in bad spirits because of the oppression of the enemy?

Send out your light and your fidelity;

    let them lead me;

    let them bring me to the hill of your holiness and to your dwelling places.

Then I will process to the altar of God;

    to God the source of the delight of my joy;

    I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

Why are you so distraught, I say to myself?

    Why are you ill at ease?

Hope in God;

    for for I shall again praise the one who brings health to my face,

    and who is my God.



2002 Ralph W. Klein