[A Psalme of Dauid.]
1
The Lord is my light, and my saluation, whome shal I feare?
the Lord is the strength of my life, of who shall I be afraid?
2
When the wicked, euen mine enemies and my foes came vpon me to eat vp my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3
Though an host should encampe against me, my heart shall not feare: though warre should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4
One thing haue I desired of the Lord, that will I seeke after: that I may dwel in the house of the Lord, all the dayes of my life, to behold the beautie of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pauilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me, hee shall set me vp vpon a rocke.
6
And now shall mine head be lifted vp aboue mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of ioy, I will sing, yea, I will sing praises vnto the Lord.
7
Heare, O Lord, when I crie with my voice: haue mercie also vpon mee, and answere me.
8
When thou saidst, Seeke ye my face, my heart said vnto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seeke.
9
Hide not thy face farre fro me, put not thy seruant away in anger: thou hast bin my helpe, leaue me not, neither forsake me, O God of my saluation.
10
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me vp.
11
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and leade me in a plaine path, because of mine enemies.
12
Deliuer me not ouer vnto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen vp against me, and such as breath out crueltie.
13
I had fainted, vnlesse I had beleeued to see the goodnesse of the Lord in the land of the liuing.
14
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.