Tune: NEW PSALM 27

Words: st. 1 Psalter, 1887; st. 2–4, The Psalter, 1912, alt.

Music: Gregory Wilbur

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O Lord, You are my light
and my salvation near:
then who will cause me fright
or fill my heart with fear?
While God my strength, my life sustains,
secure from fear my soul remains.

My one request has been
and still this prayer I raise;
that I may live within
God's house for all my days.
God's glorious beauty to admire,
and in His temple to inquire.

When troubles 'round me swell,
when fears and dangers throng,
securely I will dwell
in His pavilion strong.
Within the shelter of God's tent
He hides me till the storm is spent.

Uplifted on a rock
above my foes around,
amid the battle shock
my song shall still resound.
Then joyful off'rings I will bring;
the Lord God's praise my heart shall sing.
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