Advent Hymnals

681. A MIGHTY FORTRESS

Christ in Song,

1.
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 his woe;
His craft and pow'r are great,
And arm'd 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.
Doth ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he!
Lord Sabaoth is his name,
From age to age the same;
And he must win the battle.

3.
And tho' this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath will'd
His truth to triumph thro' us.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.


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Title A Mighty Fortress
Key D Major
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First Line A mighty fortress is our God
Author Luther
Year 1908
Composer Martin Luther
Hymnal -
Tune EIN' FESTE BURG
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects God: God Our Helper; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
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