so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
Be merciful and answer me!
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!
the Lord will hold me close.
Lead me along the right path,
for my enemies are waiting for me.
For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
with every breath they threaten me with violence.
while I am here in the land of the living.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
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