Psalm 91

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    He that doth in the secret place
       of the most High reside,
     Under the shade of him that is
       th' Almighty shall abide.
2    I of the Lord my God will say,
       He is my refuge still,
     He is my fortress, and my God,
       and in him trust I will.

3    Assuredly he shall thee save,
       and give deliverance
     From subtile fowler's snare, and from
       the noisome pestilence.
4    His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust
       under his wings shall be:
     His faithfulness shall be a shield
       and buckler unto thee.

5    Thou shalt not need to be afraid
       for terrors of the night;
     Nor for the arrow that doth fly
       by day, while it is light;
6    Nor for the pestilence, that walks
       in darkness secretly;
     Nor for destruction, that doth waste
       at noon-day openly.

7    A thousand at thy side shall fall,
       on thy right hand shall lie
     Ten thousand dead; yet unto thee
       it shall not once come nigh.
8    Only thou with thine eyes shalt look,
       and a beholder be;
     And thou therein the just reward
       of wicked men shalt see.

9    Because the Lord, who constantly
       my refuge is alone,
     Ev'n the most High, is made by thee
       thy habitation;
10   No plague shall near thy dwelling come;
       no ill shall thee befall:
11   For thee to keep in all thy ways
       his angels charge he shall.

12   They in their hands shall bear thee up,
       still waiting thee upon;
     Lest thou at any time should'st dash
       thy foot against a stone.
13   Upon the adder thou shalt tread,
       and on the lion strong;
     Thy feet on dragons trample shall,
       and on the lions young.

14   Because on me he set his love,
       I'll save and set him free;
     Because my great name he hath known,
       I will him set on high.
15   He'll call on me, I'll answer him;
       I will be with him still
     In trouble, to deliver him,
       and honour him I will.

16   With length of days unto his mind
       I will him satisfy;
     I also my salvation
       will cause his eyes to see.

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