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 upon us, O Lord.
    Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord
  1. When I call answer me,
    O God of justice.
    From anguish you release me,
    have mercy and hear me!
  2. It is God who grants favours
    to those God loves.
    The Lord hears me whenever I call.
  3. So many say,
    'What can bring us happiness?'
    So lift up the light of your face upon us.
  4. I will lie down in peace
    and sleep comes at once,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.

© 2012 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