|1||The LORD is my light and my salvation;|
whom then shall I fear? *
the LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom then shall I be afraid?
|2||When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *|
it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who
stumbled and fell.
|3||Though an army should encamp against me, *|
yet my heart shall not be afraid;
|4||And though war should rise up against me, *|
yet will I put my trust in him.
|5||One thing have I asked of the LORD;|
one thing I seek; *
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
of my life;
|6||To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *|
and to seek him in his temple.
|7||For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe|
in his shelter; *
he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
and set me high upon a rock.
|8||Even now he lifts up my head *|
above my enemies round about me.
|9||Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation|
with sounds of great gladness; *
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
|10||Hearken to my voice, O LORD, when I call; *|
have mercy on me and answer me.
|11||You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *|
Your face, LORD, will I seek.
|12||Hide not your face from me, *|
nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
|13||You have been my helper;|
cast me not away; *
do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
|14||Though my father and my mother forsake me, *|
the LORD will sustain me.
|15||Show me your way, O LORD; *|
lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
|16||Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *|
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
and also those who speak malice.
|17||What if I had not believed|
that I should see the goodness of the LORD *
in the land of the living!
|18||O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure;|
be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for the LORD.