The Art of Order -IV-


He who dwells
in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in The Shadow of The Almighty.

I will say to the Lord:
“My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you
from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you
with his pinions,
and under his wings
you will find refuge.

His faithfulness
is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear
the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord
your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

For he will command
his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands
they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread
on the lion
and the viper;
the young lion
and the serpent
you will trample underfoot.

“Because he
holds fast to me in love,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him,
because he knows my name.
When he calls to me,
I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him
and honor him.
With long life
I will satisfy him
and show him
my salvation.”

~ King David

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