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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

1 THe Lord my light, and my health is,

what shall make me dismay’d?

The Lord is my life’s-strength, of whom

should I then be afraid?

2 When wicked men, mine enemies,

and my foes in battle;

against me come, to eat my flesh,

themselves stumbled and fell.

3 If that an host against me camp,

my heart undaunted is:

if war against me should arise,

I am secure in this.

4 One thing of God I asked have,

which I will still request:

that I may in the house of God,

all days of my life rest:

To see the beauty of the Lord,

and in his Temple seek.

5 For in his tent in th’ evil-day,

hidden he will me keep:

He will me hide in secrecy

of his pavilion:

and will me highly lift upon

the rocks-munition.

6 Moreover at this-time my head

lifted on high shall be,

above mine enemies, who do

about encompass me.

Therefore in’s tent I’ll sacrifice,

of joy an offering,

unto Jehovah, sing will I,

yea, I will praises sing.


7 When as I with my voice do cry,

me, o Jehovah, hear,

have mercy also upon me,

and unto me answer.

8 When thou didst say, seek ye my face,

my heart said unto thee,

why countenance, o Jehovah,

it shall be sought by me.

9 Hide not thy face from me, nor off

in wrath thy servant cast:

God of my health, leave, leave not me,

my helper been thou hast.

10 My father and my mother both

though they do me forsake,

yet will Jehovah gathering

unto himself me take.

11 Jehovah, teach thou me the way,

and be a guide to me

in righteous path, because of them

that mine observers be.

12 Give me not up unto the will

of my strait-enemies:

for witness false against me stand,

and breath out cruelties.

13 I should have fainted, had not I

believed for to see,

Jehovah’s goodness in the land

of them that living be.

14 Doe thou upon Jehovah wait:

be stablished, and let

thine heart be strengthened, and thine hope

upon Jehovah set.