How long, O God, will my prayers be in vain?
Why must I languish in sorrow and pain?
Do not abandon a child you have made;
you are my shelter, my solace and shade.
When evil prospers and hope is long gone,
do not forsake me, your presence withdrawn.
Shield and protect those who call on your name;
you are my God, and your blessing I claim.
Early and late will my tongue sing your praise;
you will uphold me the length of my days.
You are a stronghold for all the oppressed;
hear us, O God! Let your people be blessed.