Psalm 91 Lyrics declare the protective power of God as recorded in Psalm 91:1-5 and remind us to TRUST in Jesus.
This worship song was written by the New Creation Worship team in 2003 when the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak hits Singapore.
I had just returned to Singapore after completing my studies in Australia. The outbreak was not widespread, unlike this COVID-19 outbreak nearly 20 years later. But news of people passing away due to SARs was heart-breaking and people who knew those who died were afraid for themselves.
Pastor Joseph Prince began to encourage the Church by preaching a series of sermons on Psalm 91 and teaching us to claim the promises in this psalm.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;Psalm 91:1-5
We claimed that we will not suffer death from the disease because of God’s supernatural protection. Verse 3 was especially relevant. SURELY, God delivers me from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence. Is not SARS a pestilence. Verse 4 was comforting. It describes Jesus as a mother hen, covering us with His feathers. Under His wings, we are protected.
Putting melody to the verses, the song became a declarative song.
SARS came and went. We did not forget the song nor the protection God promise us. We continue to pray protection over ourselves. It became even more important in this season.
Sing along to this song and let our hope arise. Meditate on the truths of Psalm 91.
Psalm 91 Lyrics
© 2003 New Creation Worship
I will dwell in the secret place of the Most High I will stay in the shadow of Your wings For Lord, You are my refuge My tower of strength My hope is in You Secure, I stand You will deliver me Your truth will be my shield Jesus, You cover me In Your love, no fear prevails No evil, no terror, no arrow, no plague Shall ever come near me For You are my safety, my hiding place Jesus, I trust in You Jesus, I trust in You Jesus, I trust in You Jesus, I trust in You
Other Ways to Meditate on Psalm 91
Beside the worship song, there are a couple of ways to study and meditate on Psalm 91 as the Prayer of Protection.
Pastor Joseph Prince has written a book called the Prayer of Protection: Living Fearlessly in Dangerous Times. It expounds on the Psalm verse by verse, word by word.
There is also a daily devotional on the same topic.
A study guide for personal or group bible study.
Last but not least, the church has designed a couple of wallpapers based on Psalm 91. There are versions for mobile devices and desktops. Check the NCC Psalm 91 wallpapers out.