God is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Eternal is the stronghold of my life; of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers approach me to devour me, my own foes and enemies, it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart would have no fear; though war arise against me, still would I be confident.
God will shelter me in God's pavilion on an evil day, conceal me in the concealment of God's tent, raise me high upon a rock.
Now is my head raised above my enemies round about me; I worship in God's tent with shouts of joy; I sing and chant hymns to the Eternal.
Hear, O God, my voice; I call: have mercy on me, and answer me.
On Your behalf my heart says: “Seek my face!” Your face, O God, I seek.
Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger; You are my help. Do not abandon me, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Eternal will take me in.
Do not subject me to the will of my foes, for false witnesses have arisen against me, breathing out violence.
Were I not to believe that I would see the goodness of the One in the land of the living….
Hope in the Eternal; be strong and of good courage! O hope in God!