Psalm of the Day                                                         Bread of Life                                                     19 September 2020


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Psalm 27:1-9

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation


1The Lord is my light and my salvation;

         whom | shall I fear?*

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

         of whom shall I | be afraid?


2When evildoers assail me

         to eat | up my flesh,*

my adversaries and foes,

         it is they who stum- | ble and fall.


3Though an army encamp against me,

         my heart | shall not fear;*

though war arise against me,

         yet I will be | confident.


4One thing have I asked 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 gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

         and to inquire in his | temple.




5For he will hide me in his shelter

         in the day of | trouble;*

he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;

         he will lift me high up- | on a rock.


6And now my head shall be lifted up

         above my enemies all around me,

         and I will offer in his tent

         sacrifices with | shouts of joy;*

I will sing and make melody | to the Lord.


7Hear, O Lord, when I | cry aloud;*

         be gracious to me and | answer me!


8You have said, | “Seek my face.”*

My heart says to you,

         “Your face, Lord, | do I seek.”


9Hide not your face from me.

Turn not your servant away in | anger,*

         O you who have been my help.

Cast me not off; forsake me not,

         O God of my sal- | vation!