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He that, the Highest's secret place

He that, the Highest's secret place

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. He that, the Highest's secret place,
His sure retreat, has made.
Secure shall rest, from threatening ills,
Beneath the Almighty's shade.
2. Of this Jehovah, I will say,
"He is my refuge high,
My strong munition, and my God;
On him I will rely."

3. Surely; he shall deliver thee,
Out of the fowler's snare;
And save thee, when the noisome plague
Infests the vital air.
4. His feathers shall thee cover o'er.
His wings protection yield;
His never-failing truth shall be
Thy buckler, and thy shield.

5. Thou shalt no nightly terrors fear;
Nor shafts that fly by day:
6. No fatal plague, that darkly walks;
Nor noon's malignant ray.
7. Thousands shall fall around thee slain;
Yet shall it not touch thee.
8. Thine eyes shall only this behold,
And sinners portion see.

Second Part

9. Because my refuge, God, Most High,
Thy dwelling thou hast made;
10. Therefore, no ill shall thee befall,
Nor plague thy house invade.
11. He'll charge his angels, thee to keep,
In all thy ways, from harms,
12. They, lest a stone offend thy feet,
Shall bear thee in their arms.

13. On the asp, and lion, thou shalt tread,
Fearless, when e'er ye meet;
The lion young, and dragons fierce,
Shalt trample under feet.
14. "Because his love is fixed on me,
His freedom I proclaim;
I'11 set him high, from dangers safe,
For he hath known my name.

15. "Whene'er he calls, I'll answer him;
In troubles I'll be nigh,
To rescue him from every ill;
And raise his honor high.
16. With length of days, as best shall be,
I'll satisfy his soul;
Then my salvation to him show,
Where endless pleasures rowl."

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He that, the Highest's secret place
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English

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A New Version of the Psalms of David #165

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