Psalm 27

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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 my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
they stumbled and fell.
Though a host were encamped against me, yet my heart would not be afraid, *
and though war rose up against me, yet would I put my trust in him.
One thing have I desired 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 time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; *
indeed, in the secret place of his dwelling he shall hide me, and set me high upon a rock of stone.
And now he shall lift up my head *
above my enemies round about me.
Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness; *
I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.
Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto you; *
have mercy upon me and hear me.
You speak to my heart and say, “Seek my face.” *
Your face, O Lord, will I seek.
O hide not your face from me, *
nor cast your servant away in displeasure.
You have been my helper; *
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me, *
the Lord takes me in.
Teach me your way, O Lord, *
and lead me in the right way, because of my enemies.
Deliver me not over to the will of my adversaries, *
for there are false witnesses who have risen up against me, and those who speak wrong.
I would utterly have fainted, *
had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
O wait for the Lord; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart. *
O put your trust in the Lord.