Psalter 71

Verse 1
Jehovah is my light,
And my salvation near;
Who shall my soul affright,
Or cause my heart to fear?
While God my strength, my life sustains,
Secure from fear my soul remains.

Verse 2
When evildoers came
To make my life their prey,
They stumbled in their shame
And fell in sore dismay;
Though hosts make war on ev'ry side,
Still fearless I in God confide.

Verse 3
My one request has been,
And still this prayer I raise,
That I may dwell within
God's house through all my days,
Jehovah's beauty to admire,
And in His temple to inquire.

Verse 4
When troubles round me swell,
When fears and dangers throng,
Securely I will dwell
In His pavilion strong;
Within the covert of His tent
He hides me till the storm is spent.

Verse 5
Uplifted on a rock
Above my foes around,
Amid the battle shock
My song shall resound;
Then joyful off'rings I will bring,
Jehovah's praise my heart shall sing.

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