J. Magdeburg

WHO trusts in God, a strong abode

In heaven and earth possesses;

Who looks in love to Christ above,

No fear his heart oppresses.

In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own

Sweet hope and consolation;

Our shield from foes, our balm for woes,

Our great and sure salvation.


Though Satan’s wrath beset our path,

And worldly scorn assail us,

While Thou art near we will not fear,

Thy strength shall never fail us:

Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe,

And guide our steps forever;

Nor shades of death, nor hell beneath,

Our souls from Thee shall sever.


In all the strife of mortal life

Our feet shall stand securely;

Temptation’s hour shall lose its power,

For Thou shalt guard us surely.

O God, renew, with heavenly dew,

Our body, soul, and spirit,

Until we stand at Thy right hand,

Through Jesus’ saving merit.


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