Our God is true!

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1 Our god is true!-- Them He will ne'er forsake
For whom His love He shows;
Our God is true!--We shall His care partake
In all our joys and woes;
His wings will spread their shelter o'er us:
Though mountains quake, earth yawn before us,
Our God is true!

2 Our God is true!-- He is a faithful Friend,
We from experience know;
And, rest assured, He will our souls defend
From ev'ry watchful foe.
His cov'nant love gives no denial
To humble faith, in hours of trial,--
Our God is true!

3 Our God is true!--Never forget, my soul,
How kind and true He is!
Be true to God!--Let this thy life control
And be devoutly His!
From loving Him let nothing drive thee!
And of this stay let none deprive thee,--
Our God is true!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #176

Author: Ehrenfried Liebich

Liebich, Ehrenfried, was born July 15, 1713, at Probsthain, near Goldberg, Silesia, where his father was a miller. He assisted his father in the mill up to his sixteenth year, and was thereafter allowed to study at the Latin school at Schweidnitz, and the St. Elisabeth school at Breslau. At Easter, 1738, he entered the University of Leipzig as a student of Theology, and on concluding his course in 1740, was for some time engaged in private tuition. In April, 1742, he became pastor at Lomnitz and Erdmannsdorf, near Hirschberg, Silesia, and remained there till his death on June 23, 1780 (Koch, vi. 391; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xviii. 584, &c). Liebich is one of the best German hymn-writers of the middle of the 18th century; Scriptura… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our God is true!
Author: Ehrenfried Liebich

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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d219

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #176

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #176

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d132

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #352

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #352

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