Psalm 27

Words: Isaac Watts

Common Metre Tunes

Part 1: v.1–6
The church is our delight and safety.
   1  The Lord of glory is my light,
         And my salvation too;
      God is my strength, nor will I fear
         What all my foes can do.
   2  One privilege my heart desires;
         O grant me an abode
      Among the churches of thy saints,
         The temples of my God!
   3  There shall I offer my requests,
         And see thy beauty still;
      Shall hear thy messages of love,
         And there inquire thy will.
   4  When troubles rise, and storms appear,
         There  may his children hide;
      God has a strong pavilion where
         He makes my soul abide.
   5  Now shall my head be lifted high
         Above my foes around,
      And songs of joy and victory
         Within thy temple sound.
Part 2: v.8, 9, 13, 14
Prayer and hope.
   6  Soon as I heard my Father say,
         “Ye children, seek my grace,”
      My heart replied without delay,
         “I’ll seek my Father’s face.”
   7  Let not thy face be hid from me,
         Nor frown my soul away;
      God of my life, I fly to thee
         In a distressing day.
   8  Should friends and kindred near and dear
         Leave me to want or die,
      My God would make my life his care,
         And all my need supply.
   9  My fainting flesh had died with grief
         Had not my soul believed,
      To see thy grace provide relief;
         Nor was my hope deceived.
  10  Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints,
         And keep your courage up;
      He’ll raise your spirit when it faints,
         And far exceed your hope.

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