4  A Song of God’s Light

1    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?

2    Though a host encamp against me,

my heart shall not be afraid,  

and though there rise up war against me,

yet will I put my trust in him.

3    One thing have I asked of the Lord

and that alone I seek:  

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

all the days of my life,

4    To behold the fair beauty of the Lord  

and to seek his will in his temple.

5    For in the day of trouble

he shall hide me in his shelter;  

in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me

and set me high upon a rock.

6    Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation

with great gladness;  

I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Psalm 27.1,3-6,8

All   Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.


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