Scripture Verse

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust…Thou shalt not be afraid…for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Psalm 91:4–7


Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Voice of Praise (New York & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 168 (🔊 pdf nwc).

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


He my re­fuge is, my fort­ress,
I will put my trust in Him;
While His own strong arm up­holds me,
Never shall my faith grow dim.


He shall co­ver thee with His fea­thers,
And un­der His wings shalt thou trust;
He shall cover thee with His fea­thers,
And un­der His wings shalt thou trust.

For the Lord who clothes the li­lies
Greater care shall have for me;
Tho’ a thou­sand fall beside me,
From de­struc­tion I am free.


He hath set His love up­on me,
Angels watch o’er all my ways;
And His lov­ing care, His kind­ness,
Well de­serves my high­est praise.


He will an­swer me in trou­ble,
Will de­liv­er when I cry;
And be­cause His name I ho­nor,
He will set me up on high.