December 09, 2002 Copyright © by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Grant me justice, God; defend me from a faithless people; from the deceitful and unjust rescue me.
- You, God, are my strength. Why then do you spurn me? Why must I go about mourning, with the enemy oppressing me?
- 1 Send your light and fidelity, that they may be my guide And bring me to your holy mountain, to the place of your dwelling,
- That I may come to the altar of God, to God, my joy, my delight. Then I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
- Why are you downcast, my soul? Why do you groan within me? Wait for God, whom I shall praise again, my savior and my God.
Table of Contents Previous Chapter Next Chapter
1  Your light and fidelity: a pair of divine attributes personified as guides for the pilgrimage. The psalmist seeks divine protection for the journey to Jerusalem.
New American Bible Copyright © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
USCCB Home Page New American Bible Home Page
New American Bible
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000