Psalm 43 a psalm through David

tune: #253 Breathe on me, Breath of God
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1 Judge me, God, my case plead.
From nation not godly,
from the deceitful and unjust
do Thou deliver me
2 for You're my refuge, God.
Why You cast off me now?
Why from the foe's oppression I
in darkness walk about?
3 Send forth Thy light and truth.
They'll lead me and bring me
to the hill of Thy holiness
and where Thy dwellings be.
4 I'll go to God's altar,
to God, joy of my song,
and I will praise You on the harp,
God, my God, all day long.
5 Why are you down, my soul?
And why, with grief oppressed,
are you disquieted o'er me?
In God still hope and rest.

For yet I shall Him praise,
Who presently to me,
the health is of my countenance,
and my near God is He.

Ps 42:9 I'll say to God, my Rock,
'Why You forget me so?
Why, from my foes' oppression, thus
in darkness do I go?
Hebrews 4:7 again he determines a certain day, saying, in David, 'To-day,' after so long a time; (according as it has been said before), To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
LXE Psalm 95:1 <The praise of a Song by David.> Come, let us exult in the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to God our Saviour.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. To-day if ye hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah, in the wilderness; (Psa 95:7-8 DBY)
1 Samuel 23:1 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.
 2 Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
 3 And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
 4 Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
 5 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
 6 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
 7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.
 8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
 9 And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.
 10 Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
 11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
 12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.
 13 Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.
 (1Sa 23:1-13 KJV)

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