- Psalm 91
Psalm 91 (Greek numbering: Psalm 90), referred to by its Latin title "Qui habitat" (after its first line, "Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High"), is known as the
Psalmof Protection. As a religious song, this Psalm is commonly invoked in times of hardship.
Jewishcontext, it is read seven times during a burial ceremony. It is recited before bed and is included in the Shabbatmorning service prayers.
Western Christianityit is often sung or recited during services of Compline. [cite web
title=An Order for Night Prayer (Compline)
publisher=Church of England
accessdate=2007-12-08] In the
Revised Common Lectionary(Year C) [cite book
title=The Christian Year: Calendar, Lectionary and Collects
publisher=Church House Publishing, Church of England
id=ISBN 0-7151-3799-9] the psalm is appointed for the first Sunday in Lent, linking it to the
Gospel of Luke, chapter 4, the temptation of Jesusin the wilderness, where the devil misuses this psalm.
A setting for Psalm 91 was composed by
Sinéad O'Connor's debut album The Lion and the Cobraincludes a recitation by singer Enyaon the song "Never Get Old".
* Canadian metal band
Cryptopsyquotes this psalm in the song "The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness" on their 2005 album " Once Was Not".
* [http://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=16312 Tehillim - Psalm 91 (Judaica Press)] translation with
Rashi's commentary at Chabad.org
* Text of Psalm 91 according to the [http://www.commonprayer.org/offices/psalter/psalm91.cfm 1928 Psalter]
* [http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=521 Bible.org] on the religious significance of the text
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