God is our refuge, strength, and shield, When numerous evils us surround

God is our refuge, strength, and shield, When numerous evils us surround

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1 God is our refuge, strength and shield,
When num'rous evils us surround;
In troubles great a present help,
And always ready to be found.
2 Therefore we will not be afraid,
Altho' the earth removed be,
Altho' the mountains should be hurl'd
Into the center of the sea.

3 Nor tho' the seas tempestuous waves
Should all disturb'd a roaring make,
Nor tho' her waters swelling rage
should make the lofty mountains quake. (Selah)
4 There is a river whose pure streams
The city of our GOD make glad;
The holy place which the most high
Hath happily his dwelling made.

5 For GOD is in the midst of her;
Therefore be moved shall not she;
As early morning doth appear
GOD will her mighty helper be.
6 The nations make tumultuous noise,
The kingdoms greatly moved are;
He utters forth his thund'ring voice,
All all the earth dissolves with fear.

7 The LORD of armies is with us,
Who firmly upon Him rely;
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge safe and sure on high. (Selah)
8 O come, behold what wondrous works
The mighty LORD around hath wrought;
What fearful desolations He
Upon the earth hath justly brought.

9 But yet throughout the wearied earth
Wars into peace he kindly turns,
The spear he cuts, the bow he breaks,
In fire the martial chariot burns.
10 Be still and know that I am GOD!
I will o'er all exalted be;
The nations shall exalt my name,
The earth supreamly honour me.

11 The LORD of armies is with us,
Who firmly upon Him rely;
The God of jacob is for us
A refuge safe and sure on high. (Selah)


Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PXLVI

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First Line: God is our refuge, strength, and shield, When numerous evils us surround
Publication Date: 1758
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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