With God as our fortress, we find safety amid any turmoil.

BibleGateway: Psalm 46

ESV Text: Psalm 46

KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 46:

     1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

     6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 267:
If God had not been on our Side


— Organ Audio

1. If God had not been on our side 
And had not come to aid us, 
The foes with all their power and pride 
Would surely have dismayed us; 
For we, His flock, would have to fear 
The threat of men both far and near 
Who rise in might against us. 

2. Their furious wrath, did God permit, 
Would surely have consumed us 
And as a deep and yawning pit 
With life and limb entombed us. 
Like men o’er whom dark waters roll 
Their wrath would have engulfed our soul 
And, like a flood, o’erwhelmed us. 

3. Blest be the Lord, who foiled their threat 
That they could not devour us; 
Our souls, like birds, escaped their net, 
They could not overpower us. 
The snare is boken-we are free! 
Our help is ever, Lord, in Thee, 
Who madest earth and heaven.