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Psalm 91

(from Day 18 Morning Prayer)

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  1. WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  2. I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold: my God, in him will I trust.
  3. For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence.
  4. He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  5. Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
  6. For the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
  7. A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.
  8. Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold: and see the reward of the ungodly.
  9. For thou, Lord, art my hope: thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
  10. There shall no evil happen unto thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways.
  12. They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
  13. Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
  14. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
  15. He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
  16. With long life will I satisfy him: and shew him my salvation.