Fortress Three

This is part of a syndicated series for Lent 2019 with Harvard’s Christian Journal Ichthus. Visit Ichthus at

By Aidan Stoddart ’20. Aidan is a sophomore in Eliot House concentrating in the Comparative Study of Religion.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
abides under the shadow of the Almighty
He shall say to the LORD,
“You are my refuge and my stronghold,
my God in whom I put my trust.”
(Psalm 91:1-2, nrsv)

Fortress Three
Glory be God! Fortress Three
Being’s Source, Word Incarnate
and Living Breath, our Paraclete
Holy Dwelling! (in-dwelling One)
in dwelling here the Loving Son
opened ever her heaven gates
to encircle us, follow us, cast
light’s golden shadow on
every dark valley and hollow
to hallow the cursed with
stronghold sanctity so
when fearing my bones shake
when sleeping I the sky-routes take
(or the mundane pathways when awake)
always I am in and with You:
my refuge, my strength, Blessed Jesu.


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