The Lord's my light and salvation, whom shall I fear?
The Lord's the strength of my life; my foes can't come near.
One thing I've desired of the Lord - this is my goal:
That I dwell in His house, and His beauty behold.
In troublous times He'll hide me, set me on a rock -
E'en if my parents forsake me, the Lord will not.
Therefore will I offer sacrifices of joy,
I will sing, yea, my tongue shall His praises employ.
Hear, and answer, O Lord, have mercy when I cry;
Hide not, don't forsake me, lead, let my path plain lie.
I'd fainted, save thy goodness I'd believed I'd see;
Wait on the Lord, have good courage, He'll strengthen thee.