A mighty Fortress is our God

1
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.
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 Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
3
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.
4
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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Veronica

La Verne, California, United States

I awakened with these words in my head and had to look up the entire hymn. It has made my day.


Jonita

San Diego, CA, United States

My favorite hymn of all ages!! Deep strong meaning!!! Thank you for sharing!!!


Marcos Perez

Houston, Texas, United States

Beautiful hymn is just as good as Amazing Grace!


Felix Medina

Harlingen, Texas, United States

Martín Luther was definitely inspired by the Holy Spirit when he wrote this hymn. Which I believe is by far the most moving and inspirational hymn of all time. I can literally sing this hymn over and over again.


Tega

Nigeria

We tremble not for Him...His rage we can endure....powerful hymn.


Chris Newman

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Praise God! What wonderful words! "Let goods and kindred go, ... The body they may kill also. God's truth abideth still" and will triumph through us. As we ponder these words how wonderful to know a living hope is there for us.


Pamelli SantAnna

Mozarlândia, Goiás, Brazil

This is my favorite hymn!!! Can someone tell me what is this version? I saw 2 or 3 english versions and I found this more easy to learn.


Tony Barker

Nelspruit, Mpumulanga, South Africa

The basis of the reformation was the "rediscovery" of two pillars of Christian faith, "solo scriptura", or Scripture alone and "solo fidei", by faith alone, which knocked the legs out of the Roman Church making him deeply unpopular. The hymn is a response to the plots and persecution that followed.


Eniesha Swaby

Beckley, West Virginia, United States

These words should be song with might and power as it is to me a song of the ages. This is the song that the saints of the ruler and creator of the heaven and the earth will be singing through persecution as it was so through the dark periods before. Saints of God, I am urging us to keep the faith, the end is fast approaching.


R. Kevin McGuire

Middletown, OH, United States

"...the body they may kill: God's truth abideth still..."

Like the grass that withers and the flower that fades, so shall we go the way of this earth and into eternity, but only to find the highest supremacy of His truth--TRUTH that exists with us, or without us.