In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord,
my good above all other."
2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land,*
upon those who are noble among the people.
3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.
4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.
5 O LORD, you are my portion and my cup;*
it is you who uphold my lot.
6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land;*
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.
8 I have set the LORD always before me;*
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.
9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices;*
my body also shall rest in hope.
10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.
11 You will show me the path of life;*
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.