Now again the world is shaken

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1 Now again the world is shaken,
Tempests break on sea and shore;
Earth with ruin overtaken,
Trembles while the storm winds roar.
He abideth who confideth,
God is God forevermore.

2 Thrones are falling, heathen raging,
Peoples dreaming as of yore
Vain imaginations, waging
Man with man, unmeaning war.
He abideth who confideth,
Christ is King forevermore.

3 Human wisdom in confusion,
Casts away the forms it wore;
Ancient error, new illusion,
Lose the phantom fruit they bore.
He abideth who confideth,
Truth is truth forevermore.

4 Right eternal, Love immortal,
Built the house where we adore;
Mercy is its golden portal,
Virtue its unshaken floor.
He abideth who confideth,
God is God forevermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9839

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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First Line: Now again the world is shaken
Author: Henry Van Dyke
Refrain First Line: He abideth who confideth



Henry T. Smart (<a href="/hymn/PsH/233#tuneinfo">PHH 233</a>) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (<a href="/hymn/PsH/260#tuneinfo">PHH 260</a>) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyte…

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