My God in Whom I Trust

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1. If you dwell beneath the shelter
Of the Lord your God Most High,
You will rest within the shadow of Almighty El Shaddai.
He’ll deliver you from all your foes
As you let loose the cry, My God, in whom I trust!

He’s my refuge and my fortress,
My salvation and my stronghold,
He’s my rock and my deliverer,
My God, in whom I trust!

2. He will cover you with feathers,
Give you refuge ’neath His wings.
You will have no fear of darkest night
Or what the daylight brings.
His own faithfulness will be your shield because your spirit sings,
My God, in whom I trust! [Refrain]

3. Though a thousand at your left may fall,
Ten thousand at your right,
The disaster won’t come near your tent,
But only pass your sight.
If you make the Lord your dwelling place,
He’ll save you from your plight,
This God, in whom you trust! [Refrain]

4. He’ll command His angel hosts on high
To guard you in your way.
They will lift you up in mighty hands,
So you’ll not trip or stray.
You will trample down the lion and the serpent while you say,
My God, in whom I trust! [Refrain]

5. It’s because you love the Lord your God
That He protects your frame.
He has promised to deliver all who call upon His name.
He will show you His salvation,
For His Word is e’er the same,
My God, in whom I trust! [Refrain]

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you dwell beneath the shelter
Title: My God in Whom I Trust
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998, alt.)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He's my refuge and my fortress
Copyright: Released into the public domain


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