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Safety In God's Care

      You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
      Who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
      Who say to the Lord, "Thou art my refuge,
      And my fortress, my God in whom I trust,"
      He will surely deliver you from the snare,
      When entrapped from the destructive pit.
      With his pinions he will cover you,
      And under his wings you may hide.
      His faithfulness is a shield and defense,
      You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
      Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
      Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
      Nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
      A thousand may fall at your side,
      And ten thousand at your right hand,
      But it shall not come near unto you.
      You need but look with your eyes,
      To see how the wicked are punished.
      Because the Lord is your refuge,
      And you have made the Most High your abode,
      There shall no evil befall you,
      No plague come near your tent;
      For he will give his angels charge over you,
      To keep you in all your ways;
      They shall bear you up on their hands,
      Lest you strike your foot on a stone.
      You shall tread on the lion and adder,
      You shall trample on the young lion and dragon.
      "Because of his love for me I will deliver him,
      I will exalt him, for he knows my name.
      He shall call upon me and I will answer him,
      In time of trouble I will be with him,
      I will deliver him and bring him honor,
      With long life will I satisfy him,
      And show him my power to save."

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