Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio.
- 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?
- When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
they stumbled and fell.
- Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid; *
and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.
- One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require; *
even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.
- For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; *
yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.
- And now shall he lift up mine head *
above mine enemies round about me.
- Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation, with great gladness: *
I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.
- Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto thee; *
have mercy upon me, and hear me.
- My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face: *
Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
- O hide not thou thy face from me, *
nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.
- Thou hast been my succour; *
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
- When my father and my mother forsake me, *
the Lord taketh me up.
- Teach me thy way, O Lord, *
and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.
- Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries: *
for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.
- I should utterly have fainted, *
but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
- O tarry thou the Lord's leisure; *
be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
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