Psalm 27

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear?:
    the Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, come upon me to devour me:
    they shall stumble and fall.
3 If an army encamp against me, my heart shall not be afraid:
    and if war should rise against me, yet will I trust.
4 One thing I have asked from the Lord, which I will require:
    that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
5 To see the fair beauty of the Lord:
    and to seek his will in his temple.
6 For he will hide me under his shelter in the day of trouble:
    and conceal me in the shadow of his tent, and set me high upon a rock.
7 And now he will lift up my head:
    above my enemies round about me.
8 And I will offer sacrifices in his sanctuary with exultation:
    I will sing, I will sing praises to the Lord.
9 O Lord, hear my voice when I cry:
    have mercy upon me and answer me.
10 My heart has said of you, 'Seek his face':
    your face, Lord, I will seek.
11 Do not hide your face from me:
    or thrust your servant aside in displeasure;
12 For you have been my helper:
    do not cast me away or forsake me, O God of my salvation.
13 Though my father and my mother forsake me:
    the Lord will take me up.
14 Teach me your way, O Lord:
    and lead me in an even path, for they lie in wait for me.
15 Do not give me over to the will of my enemies:
    for false witnesses have risen against me, and those who breathe out violence.
16 But I believe that I shall surely see the goodness of the Lord:
    in the land of the living.
17 O wait for the Lord; stand firm and he will strengthen your heart:
    and wait, I say, for the Lord.