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Psalm 27

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 stronghold of my life; 

      of whom shall I be afraid? 

      2 When evildoers assail me 

      to eat up my flesh, 

      my adversaries and foes, 

      it is they who stumble and fall. 

      3 Though an army encamp against me, 

      my heart shall not fear; 

      though war arise against me, 

      yet I will be confident. 

      4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, 

      that will I seek after: 

      that I may dwell in the house of the LORD 

      all the days of my life, 

      to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD 

      and to inquire in his temple. 

      5 For he will hide me in his shelter 

      in the day of trouble; 

      he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; 

      he will lift me high upon a rock. 

      6 And now my head shall be lifted up 

      above my enemies all around me, 

      and I will offer in his tent 

      sacrifices with shouts of joy; 

      I will sing and make melody to the LORD. 

      7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; 

      be gracious to me and answer me! 

      8 You have said, “Seek my face.” 

      My heart says to you, 

      “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” 

      9 Hide 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! 

      10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, 

      but the LORD will take me in. 

      11 Teach me your way, O LORD, 

      and lead me on a level path 

      because of my enemies. 

      12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; 

      for false witnesses have risen against me, 

      and they breathe out violence. 

      13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD 

      in the land of the living! 

      14 Wait for the LORD; 

      be strong, and let your heart take courage; 

      wait for the LORD!