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524. O God, my Strength and Fortitude

1 O God, my Strength and Fortitude,
Of force I must love thee;
Thou art my Castle and Defence
In my necessity;

2 My God, my Rock, in whom I trust,
The worker of my wealth,
My Refuge, Buckler, and my Shield,
The horn of all my health.

3 I, when beset with pain and grief,
Did pray to God for grace;
And he forthwith did hear my plaint
Out of his holy place.

4 The Lord descended from above
And bowed the heavens high,
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.

5 On cherub and on cherubim
Full royally he rode,
And on the wings of all the winds
Came flying all abroad.

6 Unspotted are the ways of God,
His word is purely tried;
He is a sure defence to such
As in his faith abide.


Text Information
First Line: O God, my Strength and Fortitude
Author: Thomas Sternhold (1561)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 18:1-2; Psalm 18:6; Psalm 18:9-10; Psalm 18:30
Topic: Christian Life: God's Refreshing Grace; God: Defender; God: Our Strength (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clark
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major

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