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 the wicked, even my enemies and my foes,
came upon me to eat up my flesh, ♦︎
they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host encamp against me,
my heart shall not be afraid, ♦︎
and though there rise up war against me,
yet will I put my trust in him.
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord
and that alone I seek: ♦︎
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
5 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord ♦︎
and to seek his will in his temple.
6 For in the day of trouble
he shall hide me in his shelter; ♦︎
in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me
and set me high upon a rock.
7 And now shall he lift up my head ♦︎
above my enemies round about me;
8 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation
with great gladness; ♦︎
I will sing and make music to the Lord.