1 God is our strength and refuge sure;
An ever-present help is he
When troubled days we must endure.
2 Therefore from fear our hearts are free,
Though earthquakes move the world,
And hills 'midst seas be hurled,
3 Though waters of the deep
in turmoil roar and leap -
Though breakers shake the mountains steep.
4 A river flows whose waters clear
Make glad the city of our God -
the consecrated city where
the LORD Most High has his abode.
5 God dwells within her wall,
And so she will not fall;
No trouble can her move
for God her help will prove
When morning light dawns from above.
6 The kingdoms shake, the nations fret;
He lifts his voice, earth melts away.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us yet;
the God of Jacob is our stay.
8 Come then, let all draw near
and view with holy fear
the works, surpassing thought,
the LORD alone has wrought.
What ruin he on earth has brought!
9 To earth's remotest bounds he turns
wars into peace: he snaps the spear;
He breaks the bow; the shield he burns.
10 Know I am God; be still and fear.
Among the nations I
will be exalted high;
on earth I will hold sway.
"The LORD's with us," we say.
The God of Jacob is our stay.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.