"Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode"
                      by Joachim Magdeburg, c.1525-c.1583
                 Translated by Benjamin H. Kennedy, 1804-1889
                                  Text From:
               (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.

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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