Psalm 18-You light my lamp

You Who are my Strength, my Rock, my Fortress.
My God in Whom I take refuge.
My Shield, my horn of deliverance, my high tower.

The cords of death en-wrapped me, the floods of Beliel swept over me,
the mists of Sheol surrounded me, the snares of death confronted me.

In distress I called to You,
and from the sacred places You heard my voice.
My cry came to Your ears.

You drew me from the many waters,
bringing me to a safe place.
For You delight in me.

You light my lamp,
You lighten my darkness.

To all who seek refuge, You are a shield.


Gird me with strength.
Make my way straight, my feet like gazelles.
That I might stand upon the high places.

Train my hands for battle,
that my arms may bend a bow of brass.
Hand me a shield for protection. 

For You enable me
to be who I am.

You widen my steps.
My feet shall not slip.


Psalm 46-My Protecting Tower

I will not be afraid,
even should the earth shift,
and the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.
Though the waters roar and foam,
and the mountains shake from all their swellings.

For You are with me,
my high tower, God of my ancestors.

Who desires the ceasing of war til the end of the earth.
Who breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
Who burns the chariots with fire.

You are with me, 
my protecting tower.

Psalm 59-My fortress

So I will sing of Your strength.

In the morning
I will speak of Your loving-kindness.

For You are my protecting tower,
my refuge in times of distress.
You give me strength.

I sing songs from my deepest soul to You.
My mighty fortress,
One of Mercy.