There is a profound yearning in Psalm 43, verse 3: “O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.” I feel that yearning so strongly today. The attached musical setting meditates on this verse.
1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people; from those who are
deceitful and unjust deliver me!
2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you cast me off? Why must I walk
about mournfully because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill
and to your dwelling.
4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the
harp, O God, my God.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God;
for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.