The Lord is a shield around us, protecting and delivering us from our enemies.

BibleGateway: Psalm 3

ESV Text: Psalm 3


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 3:

     1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

     4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. 7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 524 (LSB 734):
In Thee, Lord, Have I Put my Trust

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1. In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust; 
Leave me not helpless in the dust, 
Let me not be confounded. 
Let in Thy Word My faith, O Lord, 
Be always firmly grounded. 

2. Bow down Thy gracious ear to me 
And hear my cries and prayers to Thee, 
Haste Thee for my protection; 
For woes and fear Surround me here. 
Help me in mine affliction. 

3. My God and Shield, now let Thy power 
Be unto me a mighty tower 
Whence bravely I defend me 
Against the foes That round me close. 
O Lord, assistance lend me. 

4. Thou art my Strength, my Shield, my Rock, 
My Fortress that withstands each shock, 
My Help, my Life, my Treasure. 
Whate’er the rod, Thou art my God; 
Naught can resist Thy pleasure. 

5. The world for me has falsely set 
Full many a secret snare and net 
To tempt me and to harm me. 
Lord, make them fail, Do Thou prevail, 
Let their disguise not charm me. 

6. With Thee, Lord, have I cast my lot; 
O faithful God, forsake me not, 
To Thee my soul commending. 
Lord, be my Stay, Lead Thou the way 
Now and when life is ending. 

7. All honor, praise, and majesty 
To Father, Son, and Spirit be, 
Our God forever glorious, 
In whose rich grace We’ll run our race 
Till we depart victorious.