Gathering Together

      Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty

       

1

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High

 

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2

I will say of the LORD,

 

He is my refuge and my fortress:

my God; in him will I trust.

3

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,

 

and from the noisome pestilence.

4

He shall cover thee with his feathers,

 

and under his wings shalt thou trust:

his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;

 

nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6

nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;

 

nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7

A thousand shall fall at thy side,

 

and ten thousand at thy right hand;

but it shall not come nigh thee.

8

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold

 

and see the reward of the wicked.

9

Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,

 

even the Most High, thy habitation;

10

there shall no evil befall thee,

 

neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.10

 

to keep thee in all thy ways.

12

They shall bear thee up in their hands,

 

lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.11

13

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:

 

the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Lk. 10.19

14

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:

 

I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:

 

I will be with him in trouble;

I will deliver him, and honor him.

16

With long life will I satisfy him,

 

and show him my salvation.