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 evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell.
- Though an army should encamp against me, *
yet my heart shall not be afraid;
- And though war should rise up against me, *
yet will I put my trust in him.
- 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;
- To behold the fair beauty of the Lord *
and to seek him in his temple.
- 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.
- Even now he lifts up my head *
above my enemies round about me.
- Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; *
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
- Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; *
have mercy on me and answer me.
- You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
Your face, Lord, will I seek.
- Hide not your face from me, *
nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
- You have been my helper; cast me not away; *
do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
- Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
the Lord will sustain me.
- Show me your way, O Lord; *
lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
- Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice.
- What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord *
in the land of the living!
- O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for the Lord.
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