The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear?The Lord is the strongholdOr refuge of my life;of whom shall I be afraid?
2When evildoers assail meto eat up my flesh,my adversaries and foes,it is they who stumble and fall.
3Though an army encamp against me,my heart shall not fear;though war arise against me,yetOr in this I will be confident.
4One thing have I asked of the Lord,that will I seek after:that I may dwell in the house of the Lordall the days of my life,to gaze upon the beauty of the Lordand to inquireOr meditate in his temple.
5For he will hide me in his shelterin the day of trouble;he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;he will lift me high upon a rock.
6And now my head shall be lifted upabove my enemies all around me,and I will offer in his tentsacrifices with shouts of joy;I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;be gracious to me and answer me! 8You have said, "SeekThe command (seek) is addressed to more than one person my face."My heart says to you,"Your face, Lord, do I seek."The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain 9Hide not your face from me.Turn not your servant away in anger,O you who have been my help.Cast me not off; forsake me not,O God of my salvation! 10For my father and my mother have forsaken me,but the Lord will take me in.
11Teach me your way, O Lord,and lead me on a level pathbecause of my enemies. 12Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;for false witnesses have risen against me,and they breathe out violence.
13I believeOther Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lordin the land of the living! 14Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage;wait for the Lord!
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