A mighty Fortress is our God

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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 us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
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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 Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
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And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through 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.
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That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through 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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Ejiro Iyanda

Arepo, Ogun, Nigeria

This hymn is very relevant for the times we live in. The times are perilous indeed, and a lot of faith, the kind Martin Luther had in those days is needed for survival. I was reminded of this hymn in my sleep two days ago. It was glorious!


Faith

NH, United States

This is truly inspiring.


Oluborode Blessing Gaius

Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Martin Luther composed this hymn when he was kidnapped(rescued) with the connivance of Elector Frederick, who hid him in his castle of the Wartburg where he stayed for 10 months (from May 4 1521- March 3, 1522) .

There, Luther composed hymn books in which the most famous of those hymns was "Ein feste Burgist unser Gott" known to us as "A might fortress is our God".

Luther is a great reformer through God's help.


Jenn

Houston, TX, United States

We recently watched the Martin Luther Biography on Netflix. According to it, Martin Luther wrote this song after helping plague victims in the streets, along with his pregnant wife, who lost her baby a few months after it was born. It sounds like a war song, but it was no doubt a spiritual battle to look death in the face of plague victims.


Dr. Julian Ferdinand

Kingstown, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

These powerful hymns continue to be such a blessing over the years. Sometimes we sing them without paying much attention to the words (especially when they are popular). Today I was tremendously blessed when I reflected on the fact that God is our Bulwark (our Fortification; our Strong Tower) that never fails.


CD

Everett, Washington, United States

This is song was written in the 1500s by German reformer Martin Luther. Lyrics were later translated into English.


Dalton Anthony Moore

Bridgtown, Christ Church, Barbados

Very nice song. One of the best I have heard since Dr. King's death.


Jonathan Horrocks

Oregon, United States

This song written by Martin Luther is so incredible. It shows the faith he had, was given, and needed to endure facing the hounds of hell in the papacy of Rome and his hellish popes. The spirit that controlled those apostates of old, is the same one that pull the strings today, but they have whitewashed their image and re written history to the average observer to have them smell like a red rose. This song will echo again from the lips of men and women, as rome again gets her chance to run church and state over all the world, and in the face of even death, this same faith will be revisited and built upon even more in many many lives. God bless the children of the Book, who follow His precepts, and not the doctrines and customs or rituals of men. I choose to follow God, from His Word, and not man made ideas. God bless all, Lord of the Sabbath... The 7th DAY


Juan Williams

Chicago, IL, United States

This song is so full of truth and encouragement! I was just reading Psalm 46 and the commentary in my Bible said this psalm prompted Luther to right this. I've been living out of Psalm 46 and this scripture and Luther's song describe things perfectly. Thank You Lord Jesus.


Joshua Frederick

CA, United States

Praise The Lord!! May He Be Glorified Through My Life, May I Exist to Glorify Him!!!