The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
Of David.

    The Lord is my light and my salvation;
        whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;
        of whom shall I be afraid?

2   When evildoers assail me
        to eat up my flesh,
    my adversaries and foes,
        it is they who stumble and fall.

3   Though an army encamp against me,
        my heart shall not fear;
    though war arise against me,
        yet[b] I will be confident.

4   One thing have I asked of the Lord,
        that will I seek after:
    that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
        all the days of my life,
    to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
        and to inquire[c] in his temple.

5   For he will hide me in his shelter
        in the day of trouble;
    he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
        he will lift me high upon a rock.

6   And now my head shall be lifted up
        above my enemies all around me,
    and I will offer in his tent
        sacrifices with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7   Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
        be gracious to me and answer me!
8   You have said, “Seek[d] my face.”
    My heart says to you,
        “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”[e]
9      Hide not your face from me.
    Turn not your servant away in anger,
        O you who have been my help.
    Cast me not off; forsake me not,
        O God of my salvation!
10   For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
        but the Lord will take me in.

11   Teach me your way, O Lord,
        and lead me on a level path
        because of my enemies.
12   Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
        for false witnesses have risen against me,
        and they breathe out violence.

13   I believe[f] that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
        in the land of the living!
14   Wait for the Lord;
        be strong, and let your heart take courage;
        wait for the Lord!

English Standard Version (ESV)

Psalm 27