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A Mighty Fortress is our God: A bulwark never-failing

Listen to Chris Rice's 
A Mighty Fortress is our God - Here
Mighty Fortress, A_t_nv

Instead of posting a video or 
audio of this classic Hymn,
I decided to just post the 
words. I found it moving and inspiring. 
I hope you feel the same way. 
I know some have changed
the words over the years - I think the 
old school (original) version is better.

A mighty fortress is our God, 
	a bulwark never-failing; 
	our helper he amid the flood 
	of mortal ills prevailing.  
	For still our ancient foe 
	doth seek to work us woe; 
	his craft and power are great, 
	and armed with cruel hate, 
	on earth is not his equal.

2.	Did we in our own strength confide, 
	our striving would be losing, 
	were not the right man on our side, 
	the man of God's own choosing.
	Dost ask who that may be?  
	Christ Jesus, it is he; 
	Lord Sabaoth, his name, 
	from age to age the same, 
	and he must win the battle.

3.	And though this world, with devils filled, 
	should threaten to undo us, 
	we will not fear, for God hath willed 
	his truth to triumph through us.  
	The Prince of Darkness grim, 
	we tremble not for him; 
	his rage we can endure, 
	for lo, his doom is sure; 
	one little word shall fell him.

4.	That word above all earthly powers, 
	no thanks to them, abide; 
	the Spirit and the gifts are ours, 
	thru him who with us sideth.  
	Let goods and kindred go, 
	this mortal life also; 
	the body they may kill; 
	God's truth abideth still; 
	his kingdom is forever.

Shout out to
Text: Martin Luther Trans. by Frederick H. Hedge 
Music: Martin Luther Harmony from The New Hymnal for American Youth 
Tune: EIN' FESTE BURG, Meter:


  1. Thank you, this hymn is now stuck in my head. This isn’t a bad thing, I’m just stating a fact 😀
    A blessed and happy worship Sunday to you and yours.


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