1 The Lord is our defense and aid,
the strength whereby we stand;
When we with woe are much dismayed
he is our help at hand.
2 Though earth do move, we will not fear,
though mountains high and steep
Be thrust and hurl-ed here and there
within the sea so deep:
3 No, though the sea do rage so sore,
that all the banks it spills,
And though it overflow the shore,
and beat down mighty hills:
4 For one fair flood doth send abroad
his pleasant streams apace,
To glad the city of our God,
and wash his holy place.
5 In midst of her the Lord doth dwell,
she never can decay,
All things against her that rebel
the Lord will surely slay.
6 The heathen folk and kingdoms fear,
the people make a noise,
The earth doth melt and disappear,
when God puts forth his voice.
7 The Lord of hosts doth take our part,
to us he hath an eye:
Our hope of health with all our heart
on Jacob's God doth lie.
8 Come here, and see with mind and thought
the working of our God,
What wonders he himself hath wrought
in all the world abroad:
9 By him all wars are hushed and gone,
though countries did conspire;
Their bows and spears he brake each one,
their chariots burnt with fire.
10 Be still therefore, and know that I
am God, and therefore will
Among the heathen people be
highly exalted still.
11 The Lord of hosts doth us defend,
he is our strength and tow'r;
On Jacob's God we do depend,
and on his mighty pow'r.
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