Light of my life, O Lord, Thou art,
No fear afflicts my trusting heart
When, all secure in Thee
As in a fortress I repose,
And evil men, my direst foes,
Are baulked that trouble me,
Hosts may encamp on every side,
And pallid fear the trust deride
That saves me from affright;
But in the Lord my hope shall last,
Till noise of war and strife are past,
And flee the powers of night.
To God I make this chief request,
That I in His abode may rest
Through all my earthly days,
To mark its comeliness and grace,
And see the beauty of His face,
Whose love inspires my praise.
There shall I dwell unseen by all,
Secure when days of trouble call,
And evil doers mock;
And He shall hide me in His tent,
Till all the wrath of man is spent
As tempests on a rock.
Therefore to Thee my praise I’ll give,
And joyful offerings while I live
My grateful soul shall bring;
For Thou my foes hast beaten down,
With victory Thou my head dost crown,
And tun’st my heart to sing.