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148th.

1
Jehovah is my light,
And my salvation near,
Who shall my soul affright
Or cause my heart to fear?
While God my strength, my life sustains,
Secure from fear my soul remains.

2
When evildoers came
To make my life their prey,
They stumbled in their shame,
And fell in sore dismay,
Though hosts make way on every side,
Still fearless I in God confide.

3
My one request has been,
And still this prayer I raise,
That I may dwell within
God’s house through all my days;
Jehovah’s beauty to admire
And in His temple to enquire.

4
When troubles round me swell,
When fears and dangers throng,
Securely I will dwell
In His pavilion strong;
Within the cover of His tent,
He hides me till the storm is spent.

5
Uplifted on a rock
Above my foes around,
Amid the battle shock
My song shall still resound;
Then joyful offerings I will bring,
Jehovah’s praise my heart shall sing.