Scripture Verse

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1


Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998, alt. (pub­lic do­main).

Music: John Brown’s Bo­dy pos­si­bly by John Will­iam Stef­fe (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


If you dwell beneath the shel­ter
Of the Lord your God Most High,
You will rest with­in the sha­dow
Of Al­migh­ty El Shad­dai.
He’ll de­liv­er you from all your foes
As you let loose the cry,
My God, in whom I trust!


He’s my re­fuge and my fort­ress,
My sal­va­tion and my strong­hold,
He’s my rock and my de­liv­er­er,
My God, in whom I trust!

He will cov­er you with fea­thers,
Give you re­fuge ’neath His wings.
You will have no fear of dark­est night
Or what the day­light brings.
His own faith­fu­lness will be your shield
Because your spir­it sings,
My God, in whom I trust!


Though a thou­sand at your left may fall,
Ten thou­sand at your right,
The dis­as­ter won’t come near your tent,
But on­ly pass your sight.
If you make the Lord your dwell­ing place,
He’ll save you from your plight,
This God, in whom you trust!


He’ll command His an­gel hosts on high
To guard you in your way.
They will lift you up in migh­ty hands,
So you’ll not trip or stray.
You will tram­ple down the lion
And the ser­pent while you say,
My God, in whom I trust!


It’s be­cause you love the Lord your God
That He pr­otects your frame.
He has pro­mised to de­liv­er all
Who call up­on His name.
He will show you His sal­va­tion,
For His Word is e’er the same,
My God, in whom I trust!