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Text:A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Author:Martin Luther
Translator:Frederick H. Hedge
Tune:EIN' FESTE BURG
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending):Bruce Greer
Composer:Martin Luther

151. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

1 A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe —
His craft and pow'r are great,
And armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

2 Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing,
Were not the right man on our side,
The man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He —
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

3 And tho' this world with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph thro' us.
The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him —
His rage we can endure,
For lo, his doom is sure:
One little word shall fell him.

4 That word above all earthly pow'rs,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Thro' Him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also —
The body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still:
His kingdom is forever.

Text Information
First Line: A mighty fortress is our God
Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Luther
Translator: Frederick H. Hedge
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture:
Topic: Worship the Lord; Assurance and Trust
Notes: Optional choral ending
Tune Information
Name: EIN' FESTE BURG
Composer: Martin Luther
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending): Bruce Greer
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7.
Key: C Major
Copyright: Arr. ⓒ Copyright 1997 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music and Word Music (a div. of WORD, INC.)
Notes: Optional last stanza setting in key of D-flat.



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