The Lord is my light
He is my salvation and strength.
So whom shall I fear?
The wicked rise up to devour
They stumble and fall
Tho an army encamp against me
My heart will not fear
Tho against me a war may rage
My confidence holds.
There’s just one thing I desire from the Lord
And that one thing I will seek
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
His face to see every day
I long to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
To meditate on Him
There in the safety of His tabernacle
He hides me from my foes
On a rock high above all my enemies
He sets my feet secure
With shouts of joy and songs of praise
I come before Him now.
Hear me, O Lord, when I cry with my voice
Have mercy and answer me
You said to me, “Just seek My face”
My heart says, “Your face I’ll seek!”
Please do not hide Your face from me
Do not turn Your servant away
You’ve always been my help and strength
So do not forsake me today
You are the God of my salvation
Tho father and mother forsake
You always will take care of me
Upon You I will wait.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, I pray
And lead me in paths that are straight
Do not deliver me to my foes
Who breathe out their lies and hate
Unless I believed, I would have despaired
Your goodness I will see
Take courage, my heart, and wait on Him
In the land of the living you’ll be
So do not despair but wait on the Lord
Your faith He will reward
When all around your soul gives way
Just wait, I say, on the Lord!
© 2014 J Dan Small