The Prayer of Someone in Exile
(Continuation of Ps 42)
1O God, declare me innocent,
and defend my cause against the ungodly;
deliver me from lying and evil people!
2You are my protector;
why have you abandoned me?
Why must I go on suffering
from the cruelty of my enemies?
3Send your light and your truth;
may they lead me
and bring me back to Zion, your sacred hill,#43.3 sacred hill: See 2.6.
and to your Temple, where you live.
4Then I will go to your altar, O God;
you are the source of my happiness.
I will play my harp and sing praise to you,
O God, my God.
5Why am I so sad?
Why am I so troubled?
I will put my hope in God,
and once again I will praise him,
my saviour and my God.
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