PSALM 91:1-2, 9-16
METER:  11 10 11 10 11 10
TUNE:  FINLANDIA
This is the meter for such hymns as "Be Still, My Soul"

1.  One who dwells in the shel-ter of the Most High,
    Who lives pro-tect-ed by Al-might-y God,
    Will say to God, "My ref-uge and my fort-ress;
    You are my God, in you I'll al-ways trust."
    Be-cause the Lord's your shel-ter and your dwell-ing,
    No e-vil scourge will e'er come near your tent.
2.  God will com-mand his an-gels to watch o'er you,
    They will pro-tect you ev-ery-where you go.
    Upon their hands they al-ways will sup-port you,
    So you won't hurt your feet up-on the stones.
    You'll e-ven tram-ple li-ons fierce and hun-gry,
    Yes, un-der-foot you'll tram-ple pois-onous snakes.
3.  I will de-liv-er ev-ery-one who loves me,
    I will pro-tect all those who know my name.
    When they call me, I will give them my an-swer;
    In trou-ble be with them to res-cue them.
    I'll hon-or them with life that's long and fruit-ful,
    And my sal-va-tion I will show to them.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2001 Dale A. Schoening.

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