The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
whom should I dread?
When those who do evil draw near
to devour my flesh,
it is they, my enemies and foes,
who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart would not fear.
Though war break out against me,
even then would I trust.
There is one thing I ask of the LORD,
only this do I seek:
to live in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD,
to inquire at his temple.
O LORD, hear my voice when I call;
have mercy and answer me.
Of you my heart has spoken,
“Seek the face of God.”
It is your face, O LORD, that I seek;
hide not your face from me.
Dismiss not your servant in anger;
you have been my help.
Do not abandon or forsake me,
O God, my Savior!
Instruct me, LORD, in your way;
on an even path lead me
because of my enemies.
Do not leave me to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
and they breathe out violence.
I believe I shall see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be strong;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD!