Jehovah is my light, And my salvation nearPublished in 12 hymnals
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1 O LORD, you are my light
and my salvation near;
then who will cause me fright
or fill my heart with fear?
While God my strength, my life sustains,
secure from fear my soul remains,
secure from fear my soul remains.
2 My one request has been
and still this prayer I raise;
that I may live within
God's house for all my days.
God's glorious beauty to admire,
and in his temple to inquire,
and in his temple to inquire.
3 When troubles round me swell,
when fears and dangers throng,
securely I will dwell
In his pavilion strong.
Within the shelter of God's tent
he hides me till the storm is spent,
he hides me till the storm is spent.
4 Uplifted on a rock
above my foes around,
amid the battle shock
my song shall still resound.
Then joyful offerings I will bring;
the Lord God's praise my heart shall sing,
the Lord God's praise my heart shall sing.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #773
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||18.104.22.168.8.8 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||22.214.171.124.8.8. 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|