"Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode" by Joachim Magdeburg, c.1525-c.1583 Translated by Benjamin H. Kennedy, 1804-1889 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.312 1. Who trusts in God a strong abode In heaven and earth possesses; Who looks in love to Christ above, No fear his heart oppresses. In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own Sweet hope and consolation, Our Shield from foes, our Balm for woes, Our great and sure Salvation. 2. Though Satan's wrath beset our path And worldly scorn assail us, While Thou art near, we will not fear; Thy strength shall never fail us. Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe And guide our steps forever; Nor shades of death nor hell beneath Our souls from Thee shall sever. 3. In all the strife of mortal life Our feet shall stand securely; Temptation's hour shall lose its power, For Thou shalt guard us surely. O God, renew with heavenly dew Our body, soul, and spirit Until we stand at Thy right hand Through Jesus' saving merit.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #437 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 73:25, 26 Author: St.1, Joachim Magdeburg, 1572 St. 2, 3, author unknown Translated by: Benjamin H. Kennedy, 1863 Titled: "Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut" Composer: French melody, 1529 Harmony by: Johann S. Bach, 1750 Tune: "Was mein Gott will"
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