Whoever Shelters with the LORD

Whoever shelters with the LORD

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1985)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld

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Text Information

First Line: Whoever shelters with the LORD
Title: Whoever Shelters with the LORD
Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1985)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © Calvin Seerveld

Notes

Assurance that God will surely keep safe those who take refuge under the LORD's wings.

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-6
st. 3 = vv. 7-10
st. 4v= vv. 11-13
st. 5 = vv. 14-16

Composed for godly worshipers at the temple, Psalm 91 assures those who dwell "in the shelter of the Most High" (v. 1) that they need never be afraid (st. 1); the LORD will be their sure refuge from all enemies and dangers (st. 2). Though thousands perish around them, God's people will be safe (st. 3). God charges the angels to keep his people from harm (st. 4): I will keep you safe because you trust in me (st. 5). Satan applied verses 11 and 12 specifically to Jesus when he was being tempted in the wilderness, but the psalm is appropriate for all who confess, “The LORD . . . ‘is my refuge and my fortress’” (v. 2). Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.

Liturgical Use:
Traditional for New Year celebrations. As a psalm of trust in the Lord's care and keeping, it has many applications in Christian worship.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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DEUS TUORUM MILITUM

DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (sometimes called GRENOBLE) was published in France in the 1753 Grenoble Antiphoner as a setting for the text "Deus tuorum militum" (“The God of Your Soldiers”). One of the finest French diocesan tunes from the eighteenth century, it represents a departure in Roman Catholic h…

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #91

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