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Rorte Rocha

Representative Text

1 Forte Rocha é Deus Sempiterno;
Nossa fé só n’Ele se funda;
Seu amor celestial e paterno,
Na tribulação nos circunda.
Do astuto tentador
Nos livra o Criador
E nos protege;
Nada nós temeremos,
Pois o Invencível nós temos.

2 Estará para sempre perdido
Quem em si somente confia,
Mas será lá do céu socorrido,
Crendo em Jesus, nosso Guia.
O Filho do bom Deus
É Defensor dos Seus,
É Rei da glória;
D’Ele virtude temos,
E vitória alcançaremos.

3 Se as hostes do mal desejassem,
Com rancor e fúria, tragar-nos,
Antes que sobre nós se lançassem,
Deus viria para livrar-nos,
É grande Seu poder
A nos fará vencer
Em todo o tempo;
Ao mandado do Eterno,
Fugirá o rei do inferno.

4 A Palavra que nos dá a vida
Deve ser por nós exaltada;
Ela é dos fiéis a guarida
Que não pode ser abalada.
O mal virá tentar
A fim de despojar
Os resgatados,
Mas teremos vitória,
Pois é nosso o reino e a glória.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15164

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator: João Finotti

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Translator: Miguel Oliva

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Text Information

First Line: Forte Rocha é Deus Sempiterno
Title: Rorte Rocha
German Title: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Author: Martin Luther (1529)
Translator: João Finotti (1932)
Translator: Miguel Oliva (1932)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7
Language: Portuguese
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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