There is a safe and secret place
There is a safe and secret place. Henry Francis Lyte* (1793-1847).
From Lyte’s The Spirit of the Psalms (1834). This is the first version of Psalm 91, which begins ‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.’ It had five 4-line stanzas. In the 1836 edition of The Spirit of the Psalms the third stanza was in square brackets:
There is a safe and secret place Beneath the Wings divine, Reserved for all the heirs of grace; - O be that refuge mine!
The least and feeblest there may hide Uninjured and unawed; While thousands fall on every side, He rests secure in God.
[The angels watch him on his way, And aid with friendly arm;...
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