"I pray Psalm 91 for her every night," she remarked. I asked her which version - she thought it was the NAB.
I was brought up in a dispensationalist congregation and we neither prayed nor sung the Psalms. It has been refreshing for me to be introduced to various forms of the metrical Psalter this year. This is Psalm 91 in the version we sang in class this Wed. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
This setting of Psalm 91 is from Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada. 1996. The United Church Publishing House.
"I will raise you up on eagle's wings.
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of my hand."
You who dwell in the shelter of your God,
who abide in God's shadow for life,
say to your God: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
and famine will bring you no fear:
under God's wings your refuge, God's faithfulness your shield.
You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.
For to the angels is given the command to guard you in all your ways,
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
"Because they have set their love upon me I will deliver them,
I will uphold them because they know my name.
When they call to me I will answer,
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue and bring them to honour.
With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my saving power."