Jehovah Is My Light

(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 evildoers came to make my life their prey,
They stumbled in their shame and fell in sore dismay;
Though 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 Godís house through all my days,
Jehovahís 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 Jehovahís praise my heart shall sing.

Artist: Ibby Greer, Rocky Mount, Virginia
"Blue Ridge" is oil on canvas, 20 x 18
original is on exhibit at Black Dog Salvage on Memorial Avenue in Roanoke
For further details, please contact Black Dog Salvage.

Page provided courtesy of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Pedlar Mills, Virginia, Lyrics and music discovered at the Cyber Hymnal.
PDF available here.

Created 02/23/2010