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40. God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength

1 God is our refuge and our strength,
our ever-present aid,
and therefore though the earth remove,
we will not be afraid;
though hills amidst the seas be cast,
though foaming waters roar,
yea, though the mighty billows shake
the mountains on the shore.

2 A river flows whose streams make glad
the city of our God,
the holy place wherein the Lord
Most High has his abode.
Since God is in the midst of her,
unmoved her walls shall stand,
for God will be her early help,
when trouble is at hand.

3 The nations raged, the kingdoms moved,
but when his voice was heard,
the troubled earth was stilled to peace
before his mighty word.
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
our safety to secure;
the God of Jacob is for us
a refuge strong and sure.

4 O come, behold what wondrous works
Jehovah's hand has wrought;
come, see what desolation great
he on the earth has brought.
To utmost ends of all the earth
he causes war to cease;
the weapons of the strong destroyed,
he makes abiding peace.

5 "Be still and know that I am God,
o'er all exalted high;
the subject nations of the earth
my name shall magnify."
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
our safety to secure,
the God of Jacob is for us
a refuge strong and sure.

Text Information
First Line: God is our refuge and our strength
Title: God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength
Meter: C.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Trust in God; God : His Power; Church: Beauty and Glory of (5 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: Gottfried W. Fink (1842)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: B♭ Major

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