Psalm 121

Refrain:    The Lord shall keep you from all evil.

1    I lift up my eyes to the hills;  

from where is my help to come?

2    My help comes from the Lord,  

the maker of heaven and earth.

3    He will not suffer your foot to stumble;  

he who watches over you will not sleep.

4    Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel  

shall neither slumber nor sleep. [R]

5    The Lord himself watches over you;  

the Lord is your shade at your right hand,

6    So that the sun shall not strike you by day,  

neither the moon by night.

7    The Lord shall keep you from all evil;  

it is he who shall keep your soul.

8    The Lord shall keep watch over your going out

and your coming in,  

from this time forth for evermore.

Refrain:    The Lord shall keep you from all evil.

Lord, ever watchful and faithful,

we look to you to be our defence

and we lift our hearts to know your help;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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