You are my refuge and my shield: I have put my hope in your word.
For Christ to be our only refuge,
To be surrounded by His regal shield,
To put the totality of our hope and trust in His word
Frees us from the impact of destructive, hopeless deeds and words
So that we can joyfully with great hope and faith serve our Savior
Free from all
That would discourage, dishearten,
Or bring us to despair.