Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Composer: Stanza 1, lines 1-2, Martin Luther, 1529 Trans. Frederick Henry Hedge, 1852Martin Luther, 1529 Harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612); alt.
Author: Omer Westendorf, 1964
Scripture: Psalm 46
1. A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Protecting us with staff and rod, And power all prevailing. What if the nations rage And surging seas rampage; What though the mountains fall, The Lord is God of all; The Lord of hosts is with us. 2. The waters of God's goodness flow Throughout the holy city, And gladden hearts of those who know God's tenderness and pity. Though nations stand unsure, God's kingdom shall endure; God's power shall remain, And peace shall ever reign, The Lord of hosts is with us. 3. Behold what wondrous deeds of peace God does for our salvation; God knows our wars and makes them cease In every land and nation. The warrior's spear and lance Are splintered by God's glance; The guns and nuclear might Stand withered in God's sight; The Lord of hosts is with us.