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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

The Baptist Hymnal No. 008
Text: Martin Luther; tr. Frederick H. Hedge
Music: Martin Luther
Tune: EIN FEST BURG Meter: Irregular

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1.	A mighty fortress is our God, 
	A bulwark never failing; 
	Our helper He amid the flood 
	Of mortal ills prevaling: 
	For still our ancient foe 
	Doth seek to work us woe; 
	His craft and pow'r 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 Sabbaoth, 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 willed 
	His truth to triumph thro' 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 pow'rs, 
	No thanks to them, abideth; 
	The Spirit and the gifts are ours 
	Thro' 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.

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