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The Prayer of Someone in Exile (A)

43 O God, declare me innocent,
    and defend my cause against the ungodly;
    deliver me from lying and evil people!
You are my protector;
    why have you abandoned me?
Why must I go on suffering
    from the cruelty of my enemies?

Send your light and your truth;
    may they lead me
    and bring me back to Zion, your sacred hill,[a]
    and to your Temple, where you live.
Then 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.

Why am I so sad?
    Why am I so troubled?
I will put my hope in God,
    and once again I will praise him,
    my savior and my God.


  1. Psalm 43:3 See 2.6.

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