Psalm 91: Qui Habitat

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
   abides under the shadow of the Almighty.

He shall say to the LORD,
“You are my refuge and my stronghold, *
   my God in whom I put my trust.”

He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
   and from the deadly pestilence.

He shall cover you with his pinions,
and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
   his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.

You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
   nor of the arrow that flies by day;

Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
   nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.

A thousand shall fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand, *
   but it shall not come near you.

Your eyes have only to behold *
   to see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the LORD your refuge, *
   and the Most High your habitation,

There shall no evil happen to you, *
   neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over you, *
   to keep you in all your ways.

They shall bear you in their hands, *
   lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You shall tread upon the lion and the adder; *
   you shall trample the young lion and the serpent
      under your feet.

Because he is bound to me in love,
therefore will I deliver him; *
   I will protect him, because he knows my Name.

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
   I am with him in trouble;
   I will rescue him and bring him to honor.

With long life will I satisfy him, *
   and show him my salvation.


–Psalm 91, from the Psalter of the Book of Common Prayer (pp. 719-720).


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