Psalm 27    Dominus illuminatio.

1     The Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

2     When the wicked came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine enemies and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

3     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.

4     One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require : even 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 .

5     For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.

6     And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me.

7     Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness : I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.

8     Hearken unto my voice O Lord, when I cry unto thee : have mercy upon me and hear me.

9     My heart hath talked with thee : 'Seek ye my face'; 'Thy face Lord will I seek'.

10   O hide not thy face from me : nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.

11   Thou hast been my succour : leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

12   When my father and my mother forsake me : the Lord taketh me up.

13   Teach me thy way, O Lord : and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.

14   Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

15   I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

16   O tarry thou the Lord's leisure : be strong, and let thy heart take courage, and wait upon the Lord.