714. 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 that heart oppresses.
In You alone, dear Lord, we own
Sweet hope and consolation,
Our shield from foes,
Our balm for woes,
Our great and sure salvation.

2 Though Satan's wrath
Beset our path
And worldly scorn assail us,
While You are near,
We shall not fear;
Your strength shall never fail us.
Your rod and staff
Will keep us safe
And guide our steps for ever;
Nor shades of death
Nor hell beneath
Our lives from You will sever.

3 In all the strife
Of mortal life
Our feet shall stand securely;
Temptation's hour
Will lose its pow'r,
For You will guard us surely.
O God, renew
With heav'nly dew
Our body, soul, and spirit
Until we stand
At Your right hand
Through Jesus' saving merit.

Text Information
First Line: Who trusts in God A strong abode
Title: Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode
Author (st. 1): Joachim Magdeburg, c. 1525-after 1587
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy, 1804-99 (alt. )
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Source: Harmonia cantionum, Leipzig, 1597, sts. 2-3
Tune Information
Name: WAS MEIN GOTT WILL (Rhythmic)
Composer: Claudin de Sermisy, c. 1490-1562
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: a minor

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