1I love you, O Lord my
The Lord is my crag, my fortress and my deliverer.
2In my distress I called
upon the Lord •
and cried out to my God for help.
3He heard my voice in
his temple •
and my cry came to his ears.
4He parted the heavens
and came down •
and thick darkness was under his feet.
5He rode upon the cherubim
and flew; •
he came flying on the wings of the wind.
6He made darkness his
covering round about him, •
dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.
7From the brightness
of his presence, through the clouds •
burst hailstones and coals of fire.
8The Lord also thundered
out of heaven; •
the Most High uttered his voice
with hailstones and coals of fire.
9For you will save a
lowly people •
and bring down the high looks of the proud.
10You also shall light
my candle; •
the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be bright.
11As for God, his way
the word of the Lord is tried in the fire; •
he is a shield to all who trust in him.
Psalm 18.1, 6, 7 ,10-14, 28, 29, 31
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.