Psalm 91

Words: Brady and  Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David

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 1  He that has God his guardian made, 
    shall under the Almighty shade
       Secure and undisturbed abide.
 2  Thus to my soul of him I'll say,
    He is my fortress and my stay,
       My God, in whom I will confide.

 3  His tender love and watchful care
    shall free thee from the fowler's snare,
       And from the noisome pestilence:
 4  He over thee his wings shall spread, 
    and cover thy unguarded head;
       His truth shall be thy strong defense.

 5  No terrors that surprise by night
    shall thy undaunted courage fright,
       Nor deadly shafts that fly by day;
 6  Nor plague of unknown rise, that kills 
    in darkness, nor infectious ills
       That in the hottest season slay.

 7  A thousand at thy side shall die,
    at thy right hand ten thousand lie,
       While thy firm health untouched remains;
 8  Thou only shalt look on and see
    the wicked's dismal tragedy,
       And count the sinner's mournful gains.

 9  Because (with well-placed confidence)
    thou mak'st the Lord thy sure defense,
       And on thc Highest dost rely;
10  Therefore no ill shall thee befall,
    nor to thy healthful dwelling shall
       Any infectious plague draw nigh.

11  For he, throughout thy happy days, 
    to keep thee safe in all thy ways
       Shall give his angels strict commands;
12  And they, lest thou should'st chance to meet
    with some rough stone to wound thy feet
       Shall bear thee safely in their hands.

13  Dragons and asps, that thirst for blood, 
    and lions roaring for their food,
       Beneath his conqu'ring feet shall lie;
14  Because he loved and honored me, 
    therefore, says God, I'll set him free,
       And fix his glorious throne on high.

15  He'll call; I'll answer, when he calls, 
    and rescue him when ill befalls;
       Increase his honor and his wealth:
16  And when with undisturbed content 
    his long and happy life is spent,
       His end I'll crown with saving health.

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