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.
9 Hear my voice, O Lord, when I call; ♦︎
have mercy upon me and answer me.
10 My heart tells of your word, Seek my face. ♦︎
Your face, Lord, will I seek.
11 Hide not your face from me, ♦︎
nor cast your servant away in displeasure.
12 You have been my helper; ♦︎
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
13 Though my father and my mother forsake me, ♦︎
the Lord will take me up.
14 Teach me your way, O Lord; ♦︎
lead me on a level path,
because of those who lie in wait for me.
15 Deliver me not into the will of my adversaries, ♦︎
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
and those who breathe out violence.
16 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord ♦︎
in the land of the living.
17 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and he shall comfort your heart; ♦︎
wait patiently for the Lord.
1 I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you have raised me up ♦︎
and have not let my foes triumph over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you ♦︎
and you have healed me.
3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; ♦︎
you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; ♦︎
give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
his favour for a lifetime. ♦︎
Heaviness may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
6 In my prosperity I said,
I shall never be moved. ♦︎
You, Lord, of your goodness,
have made my hill so strong.
7 Then you hid your face from me ♦︎
and I was utterly dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cried; ♦︎
to the Lord I made my supplication:
9 What profit is there in my blood,
if I go down to the Pit? ♦︎
Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; ♦︎
O Lord, be my helper.
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; ♦︎
you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;
12 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; ♦︎
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.