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Psalm 27 - 2nd Version
ST. JOHN | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
1 JEHOVAH is my light,
And my salvation he;
Who then shall me affright?
The Lord is unto me
My life's sure stronghold, ever near;
Of whom then shall I stand in fear?
2 When wicked men, my foes
And adversaries all,
To eat my flesh arose,
They stumbled and did fall.
Though hosts surround, I will not quail;
In this I trust, though war assail.
3 For one thing did I pray,
This I'll seek to obtain,
That all my life I may
In the Lord's house remain;
Jehovah's beauty to admire,
And in his temple to inquire.
4 Within his tent he will
Me hide in evil days,
Me in his tent conceal,
And on a rock me raise.
And now my head shall lifted be
Above my foes that compass me.
5 Into his courts with joy
I'll sacrifices bring;
Songs shall my lips employ,
Praise to the Lord I'll sing.
Lord, hear me when I cry to thee;
On me have mercy; answer me.
6 Thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
Then did my heart reply,
In thine abundant grace,
Thy face, Lord, seek will I.
In wrath hide not thy face from me,
Nor put thy servant far from thee.
7 My help of old art thou,
To thee I me betake;
O God, my Saviour, now
Leave me not, nor forsake.
When father, mother, both me leave,
The Lord himself will me receive.
8 Teach me, O Lord, thy way;
Me in a plain path guide,
For foes my steps survey:
Me give not to their pride:
For false accusers 'gainst me rise,
And such as breathe out cruelties.
9 I fainted had unless
I had believed to see
The Lord's own graciousness
'Mong them that living be.
Wait on the Lord; be strong of heart;
Yea, wait, and he shall strength impart.
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1 ¬∂ The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7 ¬∂ Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.