Protection Place

Tune: University

('The church of God a kingdom is')

Psalm 17 v.5-7


In your paths, Lord, my steps uphold

May your wings me enfold

So shall I not slip, but constant

Remain, and repentant


I have called on you, Lord, you will

Hear me, O God, and still

Incline your ears, and shall me aid

I shall trust unafraid


Hear my words, and do show to me

Your works marvellously

Your loving-kindness, you that save

Me, and your grace me gave


You save by your good hand they who

Do trust you in anew

You save them from them that up rise

They who your name defies



  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 5th, 2022 01:55
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. Near the end, the Psalmist does not say 'Lord' or 'God', but rather long-windedly 'You that save by your good hand those they trust in you, from those that rise up against you'.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • orchidee

    Sometimes a 4 verse (maximum) hymn-poem of 4 lines each can help to concentrate thoughts. Though sometimes it may be less or more verses, or 6 line or 8 line verses.
    Not forgetting the metres - or in my poems, more accurately, formats. Strictly speaking, metres put accents on certain syllables.

    • crypticbard

      And the best accents are ones that protect us... which is why properly metered/accented hymns are so much more accessible since they are easier to put to memory. Thanks for sharing.

      • orchidee

        Thanks CB. My poems don't stretch to that!

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

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