A safe stronghold our God is stillAuthor: Martin Luther (1529); Translator: Thomas Carlyle (1831)
Tune: EIN FESTE BURG
Published in 52 hymnals
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1 A safe stronghold our God is still,
a trusty shield and weapon;
he'll keep us clear from all the ill
that hath us now o'ertaken.
The ancient prince of hell
hath risen with purpose fell;
strong mail of craft and power
he weareth in this hour;
on earth is not his fellow.
2 With force of arms we nothing can,
full soon were we down-ridden;
but for us fights the proper Man
whom God himself hath bidden.
Ask ye who is this same?
Christ Jesus is his name,
the Lord Sabaoth's Son;
he, and no other one,
shall conquer in the battle.
3 And were this world all devils o'er,
and watching to devour us,
we lay it not to heart so sore;
they cannot overpower us.
And let the prince of ill
look grim as e'er he will,
he harms us not a whit;
for why? his doom is writ;
a word shall quickly slay him.
4 God's word, for all their craft and force,
one moment will not linger,
but, spite of hell, shall have its course;
'tis written by his finger.
And though they take our life,
goods, honour, children, wife,
yet is their profit small;
these things shall vanish all:
the city of God remaineth.
Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #454
|First Line:||A safe stronghold our God is still|
|German Title:||Ein' feste Burg|
|Translator:||Thomas Carlyle (1831)|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1529)|
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #454||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||EIN' FESTE BURG||Martin Luther (1483-1546); Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)||87 87 66 66 7||1 Peter 5:8; 1 Samuel 17:47; Colossians 1:27; Ephesians 6:11; Galatians 5:22-23; Hebrews 13:8; Isaiah 55:11; Job 1:6-22; John 20:10-18; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 33:16; Psalm 44:6; Psalm 46; Revelation 12:9||2005||Life in Christ | Christ Risen - Reign and Priesthood; Conflict | ; God | Protection of; Victory ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #366||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||EIN' FESTE BURG||Martin Luther, 1483-1546; Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881||87 87 66 667||1 Peter 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 6:10-13; Genesis 15:1; Matthew 16:15-18; Psalm 46:1; Revelation 12:10-11||2000||Advent I | Year B; Lent II | Year C; Proper 4 | Year A|
|Complete Mission Praise #2||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||87 87 66 667||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #114||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||87 87 66 667||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #661||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||EIN` FESTE BURG||Martin Luther||1983|
|Singing the Faith #623||A safe stronghold our God is still||A safe stronghold our God is still||EIN` FESTE BURG||Martin Luther, 1483-1546; Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881; Rupert E. Davies, 1909-1994||87 87 66 66 7||1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Daniel 5:5; Genesis 15:1; Isaiah 25:1-9; Nahum 1:7; Psalm 24:8-10; Psalm 46; Psalm 48:8||2011||Conflict, Suffering and Doubt ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #5875||A Safe Stronghold Our God Is Still||A safe stronghold our God is still||EIN' FESTE BURG||Martin Luther; Thomas Carlyle||220.127.116.117|