1787. God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength

1. God is our refuge and our strength,
Our ever present aid,
And, therefore, though the earth remove,
We will not be afraid;
Though hills amidst the sea be cast,
Though foaming waters roar,
Yes, though the mighty billows shake
The mountains on the shore.

2. A river flows whose streams make glad
The city of our God,
The holy place wherein the Lord
Most high has His abode;
Since God is in the midst of her,
Unmoved her walls shall stand,
For God will be her early help,
When trouble is at hand.

3. The nations raged, the kingdoms moved,
But when His voice was heard
The troubled earth was stilled to peace
Before His mighty Word.
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
Our safety is secure;
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge strong and sure.

4. O come, behold what wondrous works
Jehovah’s hand has wrought;
Come, see what desolation great
He on the earth has brought.
To utmost ends of all the earth
He causes war to cease;
The weapons of the strong destroyed,
He makes abiding peace.

5. Be still and know that I am God,
O’er all exalted high;
The subject nations of the earth
My name shall magnify.
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
Our safety is secure;
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge strong and sure.

Text Information
First Line: God is our refuge and our strength
Title: God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength
Author: Anonymous (1912)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BETHLEHEM, Gottfried W. Fink, 1842; WINCHESTER OLD, Este's Psalter, 1592
Tune Information
Name: MATERNA
Composer: Samuel Augustus Ward (1882)
Meter: CMD
Incipit: 55335 52234 56755
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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