A mighty Fortress is our God

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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!

Bob McMahan

Falls Church, Virginia, United States

If memory serves, Luther sang this hymn as he marched to the cathederal at Weems. The bishops liked to invite Protestants for talks and then burn them at the stake. By then, Luther had enough military support to prevent that.

Harriet Arrasmith

Melbourne, Kentucky, United States

Let us all be in prayer daily for the strength and courage that was Martin Luther's. What a great servant of God. Hallelujah, Sing to Jesus!

Jen Link

Tacoma, Washington, United States

Thank you for making this song available. It was on my lips when I woke this morning and I wanted to remember it correctly. I love the mighty message that our LORD is for us and He has already won the battle. May God richly bless you in your ministry.


Middletown, CT, United States

Praise God from whom all blessings flow... this hymn is a blessing ... God IS our mighty fortress. TY Jesus

Wendy Johnson

West Park, FL, United States

I was watching a movie. It was the movie "Taken" and this reninded me of the hymns we learned growing up in church. Such a beautiful song that brings comfort.


i like this song! But instead of singing it how the song actually goes, I just made it into a rap song!!! plus it was easier to memorize because it was memory work in my LA class

Emelia Emma Lartey

Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Words of comfort. A mighty fortress is our God. He will always be our shelter. Great song.