437. Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode

1 Who trusts in God, a strong abode
In heav'n and earth possesses;
Who looks in love to Christ above,
No fear his heart oppresses.
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own
Sweet hope and consolation,
Our Shield from foes, our Balm for woes,
Our great and sure Salvation.

2 Tho' Satan's wrath beset our path
And worldly scorn assail us,
While Thou art near, we will not fear;
Thy strength shall never fail us.
Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe
And guide our steps forever;
Nor shades of death nor hell beneath
Our souls from Thee shall sever.

3 In all the strife of mortal life
Our feet shall stand securely;
Temptation's hour shall lose its pow'r,
For Thou shalt guard us surely.
O God, renew with heav'nly dew
Our body, soul, and spirit
Until we stand at Thy right hand
Thro' Jesus' saving merit.


Text Information
First Line: Who trusts in God, a strong abode
Title: Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode
German Title: Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy (1863)
Author (st.1): Joachim Magdeburg (1572)
Author (st. 2, 3): Unknown
Meter: Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Trust
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach, d. 1750
Meter: Iambic
Key: g minor
Source: French melody, 1529

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