¶ Of DavidThe LORD is my light and my health: whom then should I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life, for whom then should I be afraid? Therefore when the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me, to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid: and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him. One thing have I desired of the LORD, which I will require: namely, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the LORD, and to visit his temple. For in the time of trouble he hath hid me in his tabernacle, yea in the secret place of his dwelling hath he kept and set me up upon a rock of stone. And now hath he lift up my head above mine enemies, that compassed me round about. Therefore will I offer in his dwelling, the oblation of thanksgiving: I will sing and speak praises unto the LORD.
¶ Harken unto my voice, O LORD, when I cry unto thee: have mercy upon me, and hear me. My heart speaketh unto thee, my face seeketh thee, yea LORD, thy face will I seek. O hide not thy face from me, cast not thy servant off in displeasure. Thou art my succour, leave me not, neither forsake me, O God my Saviour. For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD hath taken me up. Shew me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in the right path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not into the wiles of mine adversaries, for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and they imagine mischief. Nevertheless I believe verily to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. O tarry thou the LORD's leisure, be strong, let thine heart be of good comfort, and wait thou still for the LORD.