A Psalme of Dauid.
1
The Lord is my light & my saluation, whom shall I feare?
the Lorde is the strength of my life, of whome shall I be afraide?
2
When the wicked, euen mine enemies and my foes came vpon mee to eate vp my flesh;
they stumbled and fell.
3
Though an hoste pitched against me, mine heart should not be afraide: though warre be raised against me, I will trust in this.
4
One thing haue I desired of the Lorde, that I will require, euen that I may dwell in the house of the Lorde all the dayes of my life, to beholde the beautie of the Lorde, and to visite his Temple.
5
For in the time of trouble hee shall hide mee in his Tabernacle: in the secrete place of his pauillion shall he hide me, and set me vp vpon a rocke.
6
And nowe shall hee lift vp mine head aboue mine enemies rounde about mee: therefore wil I offer in his Tabernacle sacrifices of ioy: I wil sing and praise the Lord.
7
Hearken vnto my voyce, O Lorde, when I crie: haue mercie also vpon mee and heare mee.
8
When thou saidest, Seeke ye my face, mine heart answered vnto thee, O Lorde, I will seeke thy face.
9
Hide not therefore thy face from mee, nor cast thy seruat away in displeasure: thou hast bene my succour: leaue me not, neither forsake mee, O God of my saluation.
10
Though my father and my mother shoulde forsake me, yet the Lorde will gather me vp.
11
Teache mee thy way, O Lorde, and leade me in a right path, because of mine enemies.
12
Giue me not vnto the lust of mine aduersaries: for there are false witnesses risen vp against me, and such as speake cruelly.
13
I should haue fainted, except I had beleeued to see the goodnes of the Lord in the land of the liuing.
14
Hope in the Lord: be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart, and trust in the Lord.