A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

October 31, 2010 at 11:49 am | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

By Martin Luther

1.      A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing

Our helper He amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.

For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe – His craft and pow’r are

Great, And armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.

 2.      Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing,

Were not the right man on our side, The man of God’s own choosing.

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He – Lord Sabaoth His

Name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle.

 3.      And tho’ this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us,

We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph thro’ us.

The prince of darkness grim, We tremble not for him – His rage we can endure,

For lo, his doom is sure: One little word shall fell him.

 4.      That word above all earthly pow’rs, No thanks to them, abideth;

The Spirit and the gifts are ours Thro’ Him who with us sideth.

Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also – The body they may

Kill; God’s truth abideth still: His kingdom is forever.

(7)The LORD of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

(10)Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

Psalm 46:7, 10

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