Psalm 91 – Safe and Secure, We Will Endure!

From “The Book of PSALMS in Rhyme” by Brendan Conboy, being published August 30, 2021, when inks will be added here.

1 When you live in the shelter, of the Most High.

You rest in the shadow of, El Shaddai.

2 I will say of The Lord,

“He is my refuge and my fortress!

He is my God of faithfulness.”

3 From the fowler’s snare, you will be saved.

He’ll rescue you, from the deadly plague.

4 His feathers are your protection,

hide under his wings, to avoid detection.

His faithfulness will be your defensive deflection.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,

by day no fear of the arrow in flight.

6 No fear for disease, that comes under the moon,

nor the plague, that destroys at noon.

7 With many thousands dying and disaster all around,

nothing will harm you, as you remain safe and sound.

8 As the wicked face punishment and damnation,

you will look on, in observation!

9 Because The Lord, is your place to hide,

the Most High, lives right by your side.

10 You’ll sense no evil detection,

safe from plague infection!

11 For he will give his angels charge over you

and guard you; in everything that you do.

12 With their hands, they lift you, to the safety zone,

so you don’t strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and rattlesnake,

trample and crush, without pain or ache!

14 Then God says,

“Because you acknowledge, I am, ‘I Am’,

I’ll always protect you, with my rescue plan.

15 I will always answer, when you call.

I’ll be with you, in times of trouble.

I’ll deliver and honour you all, without a fall.

16 I’ll bless you, with a long life of gratification,

and show you joy in my salvation!”

Four main translations that were used as a guide were:  The Passion, NIV UK, Amplified Classic and the Good News Bible.  In addition, at times reference was sought in the original Hebrew, using the Blue Letter Bible. 

Red Thread Poets selected Psalm 91 from among the 150 rhyming Psalms by Brendan, as it has been our focus earlier in 2021, when Marshall Jones completed the Daily Devotion 16 day series on Psalm 91. CLICK LINK:

  1. Psalm 91 eBook


On the sixth day, God created mankind in his own image, therefore, he created creators! I have been creating for my entire life. Like many small children, I used to create and live out my own fantasies in play (often quite constructive and ingenious). Creativity has filled every corner of my working life, firstly in engineering, then construction, before settling into charity development and youth work. As a youth worker, I used creativity every day, but especially in helping to shape and form the lives of young people. It reminds me that God is the Potter, and he moulds and forms us all, just like clay (Isaiah 64:8). Now, in my latter years, I have returned to the storytelling of my youth, and I love to use all the skills and tools I have gained on my journey of life. I have over 40 years of experience in business and charity development, mainly in in three areas, income generation, communication, and governance. Though I do still offer advice in these areas, my passion is in communication and to communicate creatively and artistically in as many ways possible, but especially in poetry. The Book of Psalms in Rhyme, is perhaps the most exciting writing project that I have every been involved in and it is scheduled to be published in August 31 2021. As I started listening to God and working on this project, I felt God saying to me, "Everything else that you have done before now, was in preparation for this". All 150 of the Psalms were written to be sung out loud and that really is the best way to read this book, out loud. This rhyming translation I have written is accurate and extremely easy to read. A sample of them is presented here.