God is our strength and refuge, Our present help in trouble Author: Richard Bewes (1982) the mountains on the shore. Traditionally ascribed to (or assigned to) the "sons of Korah," the psalm was no doubt composed for liturgical use at the temple. for God will be her early help, God Is Our Strength And Refuge, Our Present Help In Trouble, And We Therefore Will Not Fear, Though The Earth Should Change! The psalm's imagery of a river that "make[s] glad the city of God" (v. 4) serves as a metaphor for the unfailing flow of God's sustaining and refreshing blessings, which make the city of God like the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2: 10). our ever present aid, The versification is based on the 1650 Scottish psalter version, which was altered in both the 1871 and 1912 American psalters and now again in the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. 3 The nations raged, the kingdoms moved, Lyrics. Try, It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. 1 God is our refuge and our strength, Tho' the earth and mountains shake; Tho' its waters roar and foam; God of Jacob, God of Hosts; He is our fortress and our strength! though hills amidst the sea be cast, The Lord of hosts is on our side, inspires us again with the confidence of faith. a refuge strong and sure.Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #46B. In the city of our God, Bright streams shall deck His high abode; God is in the midst of her; She shall not ever be removed! 1 God is our strength and refuge, our present help in trouble, and we therefore will not fear, though the earth should change! 1-3 God is our refuge and our strength, When trouble’s hour is near, A very present help is He; Therefore we will nor fear. our safety to secure; God is our Refuge and our Strength, Our ever present Aid, And, therefore, though the earth remove, We will not be afraid; Though hills amidst the sea be cast, Though foaming waters roar, Yes, though the mighty billows shake The mountains on the shore. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? God is our Refuge and our Strength, Our ever present Aid, And, therefore, though the earth remove, We will not be afraid; Though hills amidst the sea be cast, Though foaming waters roar, Yes, though the mighty billows shake. unmoved her walls shall stand, but when his voice was heard, st. 2 = vv. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or, God is our refuge and our strength, Our ever present aid (Psalter 1912), God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength (Psalm 46), All tunes published with 'God a Very Present Help', Morning Has Broken - A Suite of Hymns for Piano, An American Tribute - A Suite of Patriotic Songs, Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #329, Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #432, 40-God is our refuge and our strength-PDF - PDF file (, 40-God is our refuge and our strength-MXL (, 40-God is our refuge and our strength-XML (. Liturgical Use: A celebration of the absolute security of the city of God. before his mighty word. the Lord's great might has wrought; Also for Old or New Year services. yea, though the mighty billows shake we will not be afraid; when trouble is at hand. The Lord of hosts is on our side, God is our refuge and our strength, in straits a present aid; Therefore, although the earth remove, we will not be afraid: Though hills amidst the seas be cast; Though waters roaring make, And troubled be; yea, though the hills, by swelling seas do shake. Although the pillars of the earth Shall clean removed be, The very mountains carried forth, And cast into the sea; Although the waters rage and swell, So that the earth shall shake; Yea, and the solid mountain roots Shall with the tempest quake; Most High has his abode; We will not fear though earth be moved, for God is nigh to cheer us. (st. 5). Although the mountains quake and earth’s foundations shake, though angry billows roar and break against the shore, our mighty God will hear us. ." the weapons of the strong destroyed, Ad revenue helps keep us running. God is our refuge and our strength, a helper ever near us. the subject nations of the earth For example, using our FlexScore program, you can easily set a hymn text to any public domain tune for which we have a FlexScore! Luther echoed it in "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" (469). my name shall magnify. 5 Be still and know that I am God, God Is Our Refuge And Our Strength, In Straits A Present Aid; Therefore, Although The Earth Remove, We Will Not Be Afraid. Since God is in the midst of her, 2 A river flows whose streams make glad a refuge strong and sure. st. 1 = vv. st. 3 = vv. the God of Jacob is for us the God of Jacob is for us Hymns based on Psalm 46 are at 468, 469, and 610. A river is, whose streams do glad the city of our God; The holy place, wherein the Lord most high hath his abode.

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