He that doth in the secret place

He that doth in the secret place

Tune: DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 He that doth in the secret place
of the Most High reside,
under the shade of him that is
the Almighty shall abide.
2 I of the Lord my God will say,
He is my refuge still,
he is my fortress and my God,
and in him trust I will.

3 Assuredly he shall thee save,
and give deliverance
both from the fowler’s snare and from
the noisome pestilence.
4 His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust
under his wings shall be:
his faithfulness shall be a shield
and buckler unto thee.

5 Thou shalt not need to be afraid
for terrors of the night;
nor for the arrow that doth fly
by day, while it is light;
6 nor for the pestilence that walks
in darkness secretly;
nor for destruction that doth waste
at noon-day openly.

7 A thousand at thy side shall fall,
on thy right hand shall lie
ten thousand dead; yet unto thee
it shall not once come nigh.
8 Thou with thine eyes shalt only look,
and a beholder be;
and thou the merited reward
of wicked men shalt see.

9 For thou, O Lord, art constantly
my refuge and mine aid;
thou hast the Lord who is most high
thy habitation made.
10 No plague shall near thy dwelling come;
no ill shall thee befall:
11 for thee to keep in all thy ways
his angels charge he shall.

12 They in their hands shall bear thee up,
still waiting thee upon;
lest thou at any time should’st dash
thy foot against a stone.
13 Upon the adder thou shalt tread,
and on the lion strong;
thy feet on dragons trample shall,
and on the lions young.

14 Because on me he set his love,
deliver him will I;
because my great name he hath known,
I will him set on high.
15 He’ll call on me, I’ll answer him;
I will be with him still
in trouble, to deliver him,
and honour him I will.

16 And length of days to his desire
I will on him bestow;
and, in my love, I unto him
will my salvation show.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P91b

Text Information

First Line: He that doth in the secret place
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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FELIX (Mendelssohn 35175)



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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P91a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P91b

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