Number: 259
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
Theme: God

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.