"The person who dwells in the shelter of the Lord
and makes his home in the shadow of God,
can say to Him, 'My refuge, my fortress,
my God in whom I trust!"

He rescues you from the snares
of fowlers hoping to destroy you;
he covers you with his feathers,
and you find shelter underneath his wings.

You need not fear the terrors of night,
the arrow that flies in the daytime,
the plague that stalks in the dark,
the scourge that wreaks havoc in broad daylight.

Though a thousand fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
you yourself will remain unscathed,
his faithfulness will be your shield and buckler.

You have only to look around
to see how the wicked are repaid,
you who can say, "God, my refuge",
and make the Lord your fortress.

No disaster can overtake you,
no plague come near your tent:
he will put his angels in charge of you
to guard you wherever you go.

They will support you on their hands
in case you hurt your foot against a stone;
you will tread on lion and adder,
savage lions and dragons, you will trample underfoot

I rescue all who cling to me,
I protect whoever knows my name,
I answer everyone who invokes me,
I am with them when they are in trouble;
I bring them safety and honour.
I give them life, long and full,
and show them how I can save'."



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