Page 634 Psalm 27


1.         The Lord is my light and my salvation* whom then shall I fear? :

                        the Lord is the stronghold of my life* of whom shall I be afraid?

2.         When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes,

                                    come upon me to devour me :

                        they shall stumble and fall.

3.         If an army encamp against me, my heart shall not be afraid :

                        and if war should rise against me yet will I trust.

4.         One thing I have asked from the Lord which I will require :

                        that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

5.         To see the fair beauty of the Lord :

                        and to seek his will in his temple.

6.         For he will hide me under his shelter in the day of trouble :

                        and conceal me in the shadow of his tent, and set me high

                                    upon a rock.

7.         And now he will lift up my head :

                        above my enemies round about me.

8.         And I will offer sacrifices in his sanctuary with exultation :

                        I will sing, I will sing praises to the Lord.

9.         O Lord hear my voice when I cry :

                        have mercy upon me and answer me.

10.       My heart has said of you Seek his face:

                        your face Lord I will seek.

11.       Do not hide your face from me :

                        or thrust your servant aside in displeasure;

12.       For you have been my helper :

                        do not cast me away or 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 :

                        and lead me in an even path for they lie in wait for me.

15.       Do not give me over to the will of my enemies :

                        for false witnesses have risen against me,

                                    and those who breathe out violence.

16.       But I believe that I shall surely see the goodness of the Lord :

                        in the land of the living.

17.       O wait for the Lord, stand firm and he will strengthen your heart :

                        and wait I say for the Lord.

Glory to the Father..