1 Because thy trust is God alone,
Thy refuge is the Highest One,
No evil shall upon thee come,
Nor plague approach thy guarded home.
2 Angelic guards at His commands
Will bear thee safely in their hands,
Will keep thee, lest, if left alone,
Thou dash thy foot against a stone.
3 Though fierce and treacherous foes assail,
Their power and wrath shall not prevail;
Their cruel strength, their venomed spite,
Thou shalt o'ercome with conquering might.
4 Because on me he set his love,
I will his constant Savior prove,
And since to him My Name in known,
I will exalt him as My own.
5 As oft as he shall call on Me,
Most gracious shall My answer be;
I will be with him in distress,
And in his trouble I will bless.
6 Complete deliverance I will give,
And honor him while he shall live;
Abundant life I will bestow,
To him My full salvation show.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912