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Psalm 27. Dominus illuminatio.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Fifth Day - Evening Prayer.
  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 evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
    it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell.
  3. Though an army should encamp against me, *
    yet my heart shall not be afraid;
  4. And though war should rise up against me, *
    yet will I put my trust in him.
  5. 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;
  6. To behold the fair beauty of the Lord *
    and to seek him in his temple.
  7. 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.
  8. Even now he lifts up my head *
    above my enemies round about me.
  9. Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; *
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.
  10. Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; *
    have mercy on me and answer me.
  11. You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
    Your face, Lord, will I seek.
  12. Hide not your face from me, *
    nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
  13. You have been my helper; cast me not away; *
    do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
  14. Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
    the Lord will sustain me.
  15. Show me your way, O Lord; *
    lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.
  16. Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
    for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice.
  17. What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord *
    in the land of the living!
  18. O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
    wait patiently for the Lord.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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