Jehovah is my light, And my salvation nearPublished in 12 hymnals
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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 evil-doers came
To make my life their prey,
They stumbled in their shame
And fell in sore dismay;
Thought hosts make war 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 inquire.
4 When troubles round me swell,
When fears and dangers throng,
Securely I will dwell
In His pavilion strong;
within the covert 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.
The Psalter: with the responsive readings, 1912
st. 1 = Ps. 27:1
st. 2 = Ps. 27:4
st. 3 = Ps. 27:5
st. 4 = Ps. 27:5b-6
This setting of Psalm 27:1-6 expresses great confidence in God's protection of his people, a confidence that leads the psalmist to bring “Joyful offerings” (st. 4) to the LORD. The first stanza (originally “Jehovah is my light”) was first published in The Book of Psalms (1871), a text-only psalter that was later published with music in 1887. Stanzas 2-4 (altered) are from the 1912 Psalter, which in turn had altered the 1871 text. For further commentary on this psalm see PHH 27.
Beginning of worship; during the dedication of offerings. See also PHH 27.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Mission Praise #510||O Lord, you are my light||O Lord, you are my light||Irr||2000|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #773||O LORD, You Are My Light||O LORD, you are my light||RHOSYMEDRE||220.127.116.11.8.8 with repeat||Psalm 27; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 27:5-6||2013||God As | Light; God's | Protection; God's | Salvation; Elements of Worship | Profession of Faith||St. 1 <cite>Psalter</cite>, 1887; st. 2-4 <cite> Psalter</cite>, 1912; alt.|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #27C||O LORD, You Are My Light||O LORD, you are my light||RHOSYMEDRE||18.104.22.168.8.8. with repeat||Psalm 27||2012||Anniversaries | ; Assurance | ; Church Year | Lent; Church Year | Transfiguration; Conflict | ; Courage | ; Darkness | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Confession (Individual); Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Prayer for Illumination; Enemies | ; Freedom from Fear | ; God | Dependence on; God as | Refuge; God as | Shelter; God's | Armor; God's | Love; God's | Presence; God's | Protection; God's | Strength; Hope | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Lament | Individual; Mercy | ; Occasional Services | Dedication / Consecration / Anniversary; Occasional Services | Funerals; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; Peace | ; People of God / Church | Suffering; Prayer | ; Temptation And Trial | ; Truth | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Epiphany, 3rd Sunday | ; Year C, Lent, 2nd Sunday |||St. 1 Psalter, 1887; sts. 2-4 Psalter, 1912, alt.|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #164||O LORD, You Are My Light||O LORD, you are my light||ARTHUR'S SEAT||66 66 88||Psalm 27:1-6||1987||Epiphany & Ministry of Christ | ; Assurance | ; Light |||<i>Psalter,</i> 1869 (st. 1);<i> Psalter, </i> 1912; alt. (st. 2-4)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3335||Jehovah Is My Light||Jehovah is my light||MILLENNIUM||Anonymous||66.66.88||Psalm 27||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 71|