668. 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 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 will not fear,
your strength shall never fail us:
your rod and staff shall keep us safe,
and guide our steps forever;
nor shades of death, nor hell beneath,
our souls from you shall sever.

3 In all the strife of mortal life
our feet shall stand securely;
temptation's hour shall lose its pow'r,
for you shall 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 (1572)
Author (st. 2-3): Anonymous (1597)
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy (1863)
Alterer: William Walsham How (1864; mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: 2 Samuel 22:3
Topic: The Christian Life: Trust in God; Conflict with Sin; Cast Out Fear (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1875)
Key: E♭ Major

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