The Lord is my help and my light. Whom need I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Whom need I dread? Though armies be arrayed against me, I have no fear. Though wars threaten, I remain steadfast in my faith. This I ask of the Lord, and for this I yearn: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all my life, That I may be permitted to enter His sanctuary, Where I shall behold the beauty of the Lord. I will bring Him offerings with shouts of joy; I will sing and chant praises to the Lord. O Lord, hear my voice when I call; Be gracious to me and answer me. “It is Your face that I seek,” says my heart. “It is Your presence that I crave, 0 Lord.” Do not hide Your presence from me; Turn not in anger from Your servant. Mine is the faith that I surely will see The Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Hope in the Lord and be strong, Hope in the Lord and take courage.