A Mountain Fastness is our GodAuthor: Martin Luther
Tune: EIN FESTE BURG
Published in 12 hymnals
1 A Mountain Fastness is our God,
On which our souls are planted:
And though the fierce foe rage abroad,
Our hearts are nothing daunted.
What though he beset,
With weapon and net,
Array'd in death-strife?
In God are help and life:
He is our Sword and Armour.
2 By our own might we naught can do;
To trust it were sure losing;
For us must fight the right and True,
The Man of god's own choosing.
Dost ask for His Name?
Christ Jesus we claim;
The Lord God of hosts;
The only God; vain boasts
Of others fall before Him.
3 What though the troops of Satan fill'd
The world with hostile forces?
E'en though our fears should all be still'd:
In God are our resources.
The world and its King
No terrors can bring;
Their threats are no worth:
Their doom is now gone forth:
A singe word can quell them.
4 God's word through all shall have free sway,
And ask no man's permission:
The Spirit and His gifts convey
Strength to defy perdition.
The body to kill,
Wife, children, at will,
The wicked have power:
Yet last it but an hour!
The kingdom's ours for ever!
5 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
For ever be outpouring
One chorus from the heavenly host
And saints on earth adoring!
That chorus resound
To earth's utmost bound,
And spread from shore to shore,
Like stormy ocean's roar,
Through endless ages rolling.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Church hymnal: compiled from "Additional hymns," "Hymns ancient and modern," and "Hymns for church and home," as authorized by the House of Bishops #385||A mountain fastness is our God||1870|
|A Collection of Hymns #256||A mountain fastness is our God||1859|
|Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #397||A mountain fastness is our God||WORMS||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.7.||1883|
|Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #369||A mountain fastness is our God||1886|
|Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d4||A mountain fastness is our God||Martin Luther||1879|
|Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #397||A Mountain Fastness is our God||P. M.||1871||The Christian Life | Faith|
|Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #397||A mountain fastness is our God||P.M.||1874||The Christian Life | Faith|
|Hymns for Church and Home #248||A mountain fastness is our God||W. R. Whittingham||1860|
|The Church Hymnal with Canticles #397||A mountain fastness is our God||W. R. Whittingham; Martin Luther||1892|
|The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #189||A Mountain fastness is our God||1869|
|The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d4||A mountain fastness is our God||W. R. Whittingham; Martin Luther||1874|
|The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #397||A mountain fastness is our God||1872|