PSALM 27
METER:  9 10 99 99 99
SUGGESTED TUNE:  ASSURANCE
This is the meter for the hymn "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine"

1.  God's my sal-va-tion, God is my light;
    I will not fear, he pro-tects me from harm.
    When I'm at-tacked by those who do wrong,
    Though foes may slan-der, they all shall fall.
    E'en if by arm-ies I am en-closed,
    Con-fi-dent I'll be, though war a-rise.
    One thing I've asked God, that I will seek;
    In his house to live, his good-ness see.
2.  There in his Tem-ple, guid-ance I'll seek.
    In trou-bled times he will shel-ter give me.
    He'll pro-vide safe-ty in his own house.
    Set-ting me safe-ly high on a rock.
    So I will tri-umph o-ver my foes,
    And in his tent I'll of-fer him praise
    And sac-ri-fice to him with great joy,
    Sing-ing mel-od-ious-ly to the Lord.
3.  Lord, hear me when I call unto you;
    Be gra-cious to me, and an-swer me, God!
    When my heart says, "Come, seek the Lord's face,"
    I seek your face, Lord; don't hide from me.
    Do not re-ject me out of your wrath.
    You've al-ways helped me; don't cast me off.
    Do not for-sake me, O sav-ing God.
    If par-ents leave me, God's still with me.
4.  Teach me your way, Lord, and guide my steps
    On lev-el paths, for I have en-e-mies.
    Don't give me up to them, for they lie,
    So that they may do vio-lence to me.
    I'll see God's good-ness, I do be-lieve,
    In the land where the liv-ing ones dwell.
    Wait for the Lord, be strong, do not fear;
    Trust and take cour-age--wait for the Lord!

Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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