Scripture Verse

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.@Psalm 91:1–3
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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: From The Psal­ter, ed­it­ed by B. B. Ro­bert­son & J. Gai­ly (Phil­a­del­phia, Penns­yl­van­ia: Fer­gu­son & Wood­burn, 1872), num­ber 150.

Music: St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The man that doth in secret place
Of God Most High reside,
Beneath the shade of Him that is
Th’Almighty shall abide.

[Alternate first stanza:

The man who in the secret place
Of God Most High resides,
Beneath the shade of Him that is
Th’Almighty Lord, abides.]

I of the Lord, my God, will say,
He is my refuge still;
He is my fortress, and my God;
And trust in Him I will.

Assuredly He shall thee save,
And give deliverance
From cunning fowler’s snare, and from
The deadly pestilence.

His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust
Beneath His wings shall be;
His faithfulness shall be a shield
And buckler unto thee.

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;

Nor for the pestilence, that walks
In darkness secretly;
Nor for destruction, that doth waste
At noon-day openly.