(Amplified by Attorney Joe Ragland) I dwell in the secret (few know it) place of the most High. I abide (rest) in the shade (staying under the cooling protection and safety) of the Almighty God. I say of the Lord Jesus, You are my place of safety (refuge) and my protection (fortress), my God, in You I trust. You deliver (rescue) me from the snare of the fowler (treacherous lure; hidden traps), and from deadly diseases (threats of sudden death). You cover me with Your feathers (angels), and under Your wings I trust. Your truth is my shield and buckler (armor to defend me). I am not afraid of the terror (hunts to do me evil) by night; nor for the arrow (any weapon, evil plots, or slanders of the wicked formed against me) that flies by day; nor for the pestilence (epidemic; plague) that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction (calamity that spreads havoc) that destroys at noonday. A thousand shall fall (die) at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not hurt (come near) me. I will only watch (from a distance) and see the wicked punished (recompensed). Because I have made the Lord Jesus, my habitation, no evil befalls (happens to) me, nor does any disaster (plague; blow) come to (even approach) my dwelling. For the Lord Jesus gives His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. They bear (catch; lift) me up in their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone. I tread on (they are under my feet) lions and serpents (all evil powers) and trample into the ground the young (having an angry prideful roar) lion and the dragon (the devil seeking to kill, steal, and destroy). Because I have set my love on the Lord Jesus, He saves (protects, rescues) and honors me. Jesus has set me on high because I have known His Name. I call upon Jesus, and He answers me! The Lord Jesus is with me in trouble (any distress). He loves and delivers (rescues; honors) me! With long life, He (Jesus) satisfies me and shows me His (today and throughout eternity) salvation!
Jesus, God's Son, the Savior of the World, Desires all to repent and not to Hell be hurled. Now believers must go into all the world and tell, "Jesus saves and will keep one out of Hell."
Jesus' sacrificial Blood cleanses deep within. The more chief the sinner, the greater the win. The devil pleas, they are predestined for me. Liar, Liar, Hell on fire, Jesus will set them free!
Jesus' sacrificial Blood cleanses from all sin, even the repenting prodigal in the pig pen. Now joyfully tell, Jesus desires no one to go to Hell. Jesus saves – this good news for all people will prevail.
Yes, Jesus’ body on Earth is yours. Your feet, hands, and eyes for Jesus will endure. Let the defeated lying devil scream and fuss, Evil cannot stop the delivery of the Gospel by us.
Love Never Fails! Lyrics by Joe Ragland Sung to the Tune in the Public Domain of “Love is Little” (Shaker’s Settlement 1834)
God is Love. Love is strong. Love is good, hating the wrong! Loving My God, with all my heart, My Lord, my friend, I will not depart!
Love is gentle; Love is quiet. Love does things that are right! Loving My neighbor as myself, Taking my love off the shelf.
Love is kind; Love is rest, Seeing in all the very best! Loving truth, enduring long, Love sings joyful songs!
Love is creative. Love is bold, Bound for a land to never grow old. Enjoying God’s mercy and grace, Looking into Jesus' happy face!
Love is a prize for which I run: Saved by Jesus, having so much fun! Walking in love; I never give up, I’m drinking from God’s loving cup.
You're invited: “Come and go with me, For the Son desires to set you free!" His blood paid the penalty owed for sin; Born again, with Jesus, I joyfully win!