Scripture Verse

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 19:9–10


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 249.

Music: Ux­bridge Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Because thy trust is God alone,
Thy re­fuge is the High­est One;
No ev­il shall up­on thee come,
Nor plague ap­proach thy guard­ed home.

Angelic guards at His com­mands
Will bear thee safe­ly in their hands,
Will keep thee, lest, if left alone,
Thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Though fierce and trea­cher­ous foes as­sail,
Their pow­er and wrath shall not pre­vail;
Their cru­el strength, their ven­omed spite,
Thou shalt o’er­come with con­quer­ing might.

Because on Me he set his love,
I will his con­stant Sav­ior prove,
And since to him My name is known,
I will ex­alt him as Mine own.

As oft as he shall call me on Me,
Most gra­cious shall My an­swer be;
I will be with him in dis­tress,
And in his trou­ble I will bless.

Complete de­li­ver­ance I will give,
And hon­or him while he shall live;
Abundant life I will be­stow,
To him My full sal­va­tion show.