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


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).


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.