1 The Lord is my light, and he saves me. Why should I fear anyone? The Lord is my place of safety. Why should I be afraid? 2 My enemies are evil. They will trip and fall when they attack me and try to swallow me up. 3 Even if an army attacks me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if war breaks out against me, I will still trust in God.
4 I’m asking the Lord for only one thing. Here is what I want. I want to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. I want to look at the beauty of the Lord. I want to worship him in his temple. 5 When I’m in trouble, he will keep me safe in his house. He will hide me in the safety of his holy tent. He will put me on a rock that is very high. 6 Then I will win the battle over my enemies who are all around me. At his holy tent I will offer my sacrifice with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Lord, hear my voice when I call out to you. Treat me with kindness and answer me. 8 My heart says, “Seek him!” Lord, I will seek you. 9 Don’t turn your face away from me. Don’t turn me away because you are angry. You have helped me. God my Savior, don’t say no to me. Don’t desert me. 10 My father and mother may desert me, but the Lord will accept me. 11 Lord, teach me your ways. Lead me along a straight path. There are many people who treat me badly. 12 My enemies want to harm me. So don’t turn me over to them. Witnesses who tell lies are rising up against me. They say all sorts of evil things about me.
13 Here is something I am still sure of. I will see the Lord’s goodness while I’m still alive. 14 Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.
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