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God is our Strength and Refuge

Words by Joe Tyrpak
Tune: AURELIA, by Samuel S. Wesley (1810-1876), 1864
Key signature: D major (2 sharps)
Time signature: 4/4
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1. (Psalm 46:1-3) God is our strength and refuge, a helper ever near. While resting in His shelter, no evil will we fear— Not if the mountains crumble into the angry sea, Nor if the surging ocean exceeds its boundary.
2. (Psalm 46:4-7) A quiet stream refreshes the city of our God; His throne stands unaffected while kingdoms rise and fall. One word from Jacob’s Savior will melt the raging throng. The Lord of Hosts is with us; He is our fortress strong.
3. (Psalm 46:7-10) Behold God’s glorious power: He makes all warfare cease. Each weapon He will shatter; the world will be at peace. “Be still!” cries Heaven’s Sovereign, “Be still, for I am God! All kingdoms—all creation—will bow beneath my rod.”
4. (Mark 4:35-41; Revelation 19:15; Psalm 46:11) The violent sea turned placid when Jesus cried, “Be still!”
Fears gone, twelve men stood gasping when waves obeyed His will. And soon the same voice speaking will calm earth’s rebel storm. This Lord of hosts is with us both now and evermore!