Listen to Chris Rice's A Mighty Fortress is our God - Here 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 Hymnsite.com Text: Martin Luther Trans. by Frederick H. Hedge Music: Martin Luther Harmony from The New Hymnal for American Youth Tune: EIN' FESTE BURG, Meter: 126.96.36.1997
Published on February 20, 2013
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.
Great hymn… thanks for bringing it to my attention tonight.
you are welcome!