Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

The Lord of Hosts

Representative Text

1 God is our refuge and our strength,
A helper ever near us;
We will not fear tho' earth be moved,
For God is nigh to cheer us.
Although the mountains quake
And earth's foundations shake,
Tho' angry billows roar
And break against the shore,
Our mighty God will hear us.

2 God's city is forever blest
With living waters welling;
Since God is there she stands unmoved
'Mid tumults round her swelling;
God speaks and all is peace,
From war the nations cease;
The Lord of Hosts is nigh,
Our fathers' God Most High
Is our eternal dwelling.

3 Behold what God has done on earth;
His wrath brings desolation,
His grace, commanding wars to cease,
Brings peace to ev'ry nation;
Be still, for He is Lord,
By all the earth adored;
The Lord of Hosts is nigh,
Our fathers' God Most High
Is our strong habitation.


Source: The Psalter: with responsive readings #128

Text Information

First Line: God is our refuge and our strength. A helper ever near us
Title: The Lord of Hosts
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7
Language: English
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…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #46C

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements