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86. O God, My Strength and Fortitude

1 O God, my strength and fortitude,
of force I must love thee;
thou art my castle and defense
in my necessity.

2 When I sing praise unto the Lord,
most worthy to be served,
then from my foes I am right sure
that I shall be preserved.

3 The Lord shall light my candle so
that it shall shine full bright:
the Lord my God will make also
my darkness to be light.

4 Unspotted are the ways of God;
his Word is purely tried;
he is a sure defense to such
as in his faith abide.

5 Now blessed be the living God,
most worthy of all praise;
he is my rock and saving health:
so praised be he always.

Text Information
First Line: O God, my strength and fortitude
Title: O God, My Strength and Fortitude
Author: Thomas Sternhold (1549)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Topic: God: Love for; Righteousness, Reward of
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gilmour's Psalm-Singer's Assistant (Scotland, 1793)

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