[Recommended tunes: Belmont, Martyrs; v 3-5 Invocation]
1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause
against th' ungodly nation;
the unjust and crafty man,
O be thou my salvation.
2For thou the God art of my strength;
why thrusts thou me thee fro'?
th' enemy's oppression
why do I mourning go?
3O send thy light forth and thy truth;
let them be guides to me,
bring me to thine holy hill,
ev'n where thy dwellings be.
4Then will I to God's altar go,
to God my chiefest joy:
God, my God, thy name to praise
my harp I will employ.
5Why art thou then cast down, my soul?
what should discourage thee?
why with vexing thoughts art thou
disquieted in me?
trust in God; for him to praise
good cause I yet shall have:
of my count'nance is the health,
my God that doth me save.
The Psalms in Metre