Scripture Verse

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The church is our de­light and safe­ty.

Music: Lanes­bo­ro Will­iam Dix­on, 1805 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dix­on (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.

One pri­vi­lege my heart de­sires;
O grant me an abode
Among the church­es of Thy saints,
The tem­ples of my God!

There shall I of­fer my re­quests,
And see Thy beau­ty still,
Shall hear Thy mes­sages of love,
And there in­quire Thy will.

When trou­bles rise, and storms ap­pear
There may His child­ren hide;
God has a strong pa­vil­ion where
He makes my soul abide.

Now shall my head be lift­ed high
Above my foes around,
And songs of joy and vic­to­ry
Within Thy tem­ple sound.