760. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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 though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through 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 through 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.

Text Information
First Line: A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing
Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Author: M. L. (1529)
Meter: 15.15.12.12.7
Scripture: Psalm 46:1
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/A_Mighty_Fortress_Is_Our_God); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/i/mightyfo.htm)
Tune Information
Name: EIN' FESTE BURG
Composer: Martin Luther (1529)
Meter: 15.15.12.12.7
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/A_Mighty_Fortress_Is_Our_God); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/i/mightyfo.htm)



Media
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Sibelius score: A_Mighty_Fortress_Is_Our_God.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/A_Mighty_Fortress_Is_Our_God)
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