Photo of reflections in a lake, France 2008

Lift up the light of your face

Psalm 4

  • Refrain:
    Lift up the light of your face,
    let it shine, shine upon us, O God.
    Let it shine, shine upon us, O God.
  1. When I call answer me,
    O God of justice.
    From anguish release me,
    have mercy and hear me.
  2. Who can bring happiness?
    Who can bring justice?
    Lift, lift up the light
    of your face to us, Lord!
  3. I will lie down in peace,
    sleep will come swiftly.
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell here in safety.

© 2009 Mick Truman

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themes in this song:

light, face of God, shine, God's voice, justice, freedom, release, mercy, prayer, happiness, peace, sleep, safety

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Responsorial Psalm: E3