The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1,3-10,14) – John Rutter
1 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?
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
The Lord is my light and my salvation, composed in the early 1990s by John Rutter (b 1945)
Performed by The Cambridge Singers
SATB choir, clarinet, & organ/orchestra – Level B-C (easy – moderately difficult). Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score & clarinet part. 20 pages. Duration 7′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193504158).