558. 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 Though 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 for ever;
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 power,
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,
Through Jesus' saving merit.


Text Information
First Line: Who trusts in God, a strong abode
Author (st. 1): Joachim Magdeburg (1572)
Author (st. 2-3): Anon. (1597)
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy (1863, alt.)
Alterer: W. Walsham How
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Topic: Christian Life: Trust in God; Conflict with Sin; Cast Out Fear (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Sir Arthur S. Sullivan
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Key: F Major or modal

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