1 Who trusts in God, a strong abode
In heaven and earth possesses;
Who looks in love to Christ above,
No fear his heart oppresses.
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own
Sweet hope and consolation;
Our shield from foes, our balm for woes,
Our great and sure salvation.
2 Though Satan's wrath beset our path,
And worldly scorn assail us,
While Thou art near we will not fear,
Thy strength shall never fail us:
Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe,
And guide our steps for ever;
Nor shades of death, nor hell beneath,
Our souls from Thee shall sever.
3 In all the strife of mortal life
Our feet shall stand securely;
Temptation's hour shall lose its power,
For Thou shalt guard us surely.
O God, renew, with heavenly dew,
Our body, soul, and spirit,
Until we stand at Thy right hand,
Through Jesus' saving merit.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
|First Line:||Who trusts in God, a strong abode|
|Title:||Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode|
|German Title:||Wer Gott vertraut hat wohl gebaut|
|Author (st. 1):||Joachim Magdeburg (1572)|
|Alterer:||William Walsham How (1864)|
|Translator:||Benjamin H. Kennedy (1863)|
|Author (sts. 2, 3):||Anonymous (1597)|
|Source:||Harmonia cantionum, Leipzig, 1597, sts. 2-3|