1 O God, my strength and fortitude,
of force I must love thee;
thou art my castle and defense
in my necessity.
2 When I sing praise unto the Lord,
most worthy to be served,
then from my foes I am right sure
that I shall be preserved.
3 The Lord shall light my candle so
that it shall shine full bright:
the Lord my God will make also
my darkness to be light.
4 Unspotted are the ways of God;
his Word is purely tried;
he is a sure defense to such
as in his faith abide.
5 Now blessed be the living God,
most worthy of all praise;
he is my rock and saving health:
so praised be he always.
|First Line:||O God, my strength and fortitude|
|Title:||O God, My Strength and Fortitude|
|Author:||Thomas Sternhold (1549)|
|Topic:||God: Love for; Righteousness, Reward of|
|Source:||Gilmour's Psalm-Singer's Assistant (Scotland, 1793)|