Ninety-First Psalm (In the first person with Scientific interpretation)
Attributed to Mary Baker Eddy
Psalms 91:1 — I dwell in the secret place of the most High (consciousness of good), and abide under the shadow (protection) of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:2 — I will say of the Lord (Supreme Ruler), He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
Psalms 91:3 — Surely He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler (temptation) and from the noisome pestilence (uncleanness, impure thoughts).
Psalms 91:4 — He shall cover me with his feathers (omnipresence), and under His wings (omnipotence) shall I trust: His Truth (omniscience) shall be my shield and buckler (defense).
Psalms 91:5 — I shall not be afraid for the terror by night (mental malpractice); nor for the arrow (aggressive mental suggestion) that flieth by day;
Psalms 91:6 — Nor for the pestilence (mental contagion) that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psalms 91:7 — A thousand (false beliefs) shall fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come nigh me.
Psalms 91:8 — Only with my eyes (personal sense) shall I behold and see the reward of the wicked (unrighteousness).
Psalms 91:9 — Because I have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, my habitation;
Psalms 91:10 — There shall no evil befall me, neither shall any plague (inharmony) come nigh my dwelling.
Psalms 91:11 — For He shall give his angels (spiritual intuitions) charge over me, to keep me in all my ways.
Psalms 91:12 — They shall bear me up in their hands (power of right thoughts), lest I dash my foot against a stone (belief in matter).
Psalms 91:13 — I shall tread upon the lion (animal courage) and adder (subtlety): the young lion (blind enthusiasm, mortal will) and the dragon (malicious animal instinct) I shall trample under my feet (understanding).
Psalms 91:14 — Because I have set my love upon Him, therefore will He deliver me: He will set me on high (spiritual exaltation), because I have known His name (manifested His nature).
Psalms 91:15 — I will call upon Him and He will answer me; He will be with me in trouble (human experience); He will deliver me and honor me (manifest Himself through me).
Psalms 91:16 — With long life (immortal being) will He satisfy me and show me His salvation (preservation).