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.
|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.)|
|Scripture:||2 Samuel 22:3|
|Topic:||The Christian Life: Trust in God; Conflict with Sin; Cast Out Fear(2 more...)|
|Composer:||Arthur S. Sullivan (1875)|