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P46b. God is our refuge and our strength

1 God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
2 therefore, although the earth remove,
we will not be afraid:
though hills amidst the seas be cast;
3 though waters roaring make,
and troubled be; yea, though the hills
by swelling seas do shake.

4 A river is, whose streams make glad
the city of our God,
the holy place, wherein the Lord
most high hath his abode.
5 God in the midst of her doth dwell;
nothing shall her remove:
God unto her an helper will,
and that right early, prove.

6 The heathen raged tumultuously,
the kingdoms moved were:
the Lord God uttered his voice,
the earth did melt for fear.
7 The Lord of hosts is on our side
our safety to maintain:
the God of Jacob doth for us
a refuge high remain.

8 Come, and behold what wondrous works
have by the Lord been wrought;
come, see what desolations he
upon the earth hath brought.
9 Unto the ends of all the earth
wars into peace he turns:
the bow he breaks, the spear he cuts,
in fire the chariot burns.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
among the heathen I
will be exalted; I on earth
will be exalted high.
11 The Lord of hosts is on our side
our safety to maintain;
the God of Jacob doth for us
a refuge high remain.

Text Information
First Line: God is our refuge and our strength
Meter: DCM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer: Clement William Poole, 1826-1924
Meter: DCM
Key: D Major

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