PLACE A HEDGE AROUND ME
Scripture: Psalm 139:5
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Place a hedge around me, Lord. Protect me from all harm. I long to dwell in safety underneath Your sheltering arm. Battles raging all around, the noise, a deaf’ning roar, as Satan ever wrestles for my soul, a fierce, relentless war.
Verse 2: Lead me from the battlefield to quiet pastureland, secured, enclosed, surrounded, comforted with Your loving hand. Place a hedge around me, Lord, a buffer for my soul, as refuge from life’s trials on the way to my eternal goal.
Verse 3: Filled with strength and courage new, Your word my constant guide, I now can face the battle fearlessly with You by my side. There are others in distress: They search to find their way. Please use me, spend me, send me as You will to lead them home today.