THE NINETY-FIRST PSALM

While passing through one of those experiences which help us finally to understand the supremacy of Mind, the writer's thought dwelt frequently on that beautiful psalm so dear to Christian Scientists,—the 91st.—and it became a source of great comfort and help.

The authorship of this psalm appears to be unknown. It is sometimes attributed to David; but while he undoubtedly experienced "the terror by night," and was exposed to "the arrow that fileth by day," it is quite possible that the psalm was written by Moses, to whom is credited the one preceding. Some of the expressions used seem to indicate this: "the pestilence that walketh in darkness:" "the destruction that wasteth at noonday;" "neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling,"—all these seem to be associated with the thought of the one who led Israel out of Egypt. However this may be, the psalm was certainly written by one who had proved God's goodness and protecting care; one who knew that only by dwelling "in the secret place of the most High," can man "abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

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