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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 91

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Psalm 91: He that doth in the secret place

Meter: C.M. (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.