God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength

Representative Text

1 God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
therefore, although the earth remove,
we will not be afraid:

2 Though hills amidst the seas be cast;
though waters roaring make,
and troubled be; yea, though the hills
by swelling seas do shake.

3 A river is, whose streams make glad
the city of our God;
the holy place, wherein the Lord
most high hath his abode.

4 God in the midst of her doth dwell;
nothing shall her remove:
The Lord to her an helper will,
and that right early, prove.

Source: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #36

Text Information

First Line: God is our refuge and our strength, In straits a present aid
Title: God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord of hosts is on our side
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STROUDWATER


WINCHESTER OLD

WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #36

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #36

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P46a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P46b

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