The Lord in my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
2When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
4One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gave upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
5for in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
6Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at this tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
8My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9Do not hide your face from me, do not turn away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
10Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
11Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.