1The Lord’s my light and salvation – of whom, then, shall I be afraid?
The Lord’s the stronghold of my life; whom shall I fear when on Him stayed?
2When evildoers come to me, who would my flesh and life devour;
When enemies and foes attack, they fall and stumble in that hour.
3Though hosts besiege me round about, my heart won’t fear, but rest content;
Though war against me does break out, ev’n then I will be confident.
4One thing I ask and I will seek – dwell in the Lord’s house all my days;
To see the beauty of the Lord, and seek Him in His temple’s praise.
5For in the day of trouble, He will keep me safe by His own hand;
He’ll hide me in His sheltered tent, and set me on a rock to stand.
6My head will then be lifted up above my enemies around;
And I will offer sacrifice with songs of praise and joyful sound.
7O hear my voice, Lord, when I call; be merciful and answer me;
8You asked my heart to seek Your face – Your face, O Lord, I’ll surely seek.
9But do not hide Your face from me; in anger, don’t turn me away;
For You have always been my help; my God and Savior, hope and stay.
10The Lord receives me even if my father turns his face away;
My mother, too – though they forsake, the Lord will be my strength and stay.
11Teach me Your way, and lead me, Lord, in level paths, safe from my foes;
12Do not deliver me to them who violently with lies oppose.
13For I am confident of this – I’ll see the goodness of the Lord;
Within the land of those who live, I’ll see the goodness of the Lord!
14Wait for the Lord! Be strong, take heart; with courage wait upon the Lord!
Take heart, be strong, and wait for Him; with confidence, wait for the Lord!