Psalm 46 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 The Lord is our defense and aid, the strength whereby we stand; When we with woe are much dismayed he is our help at hand.
2 Though earth do move, we will not fear, though mountains high and steep Be thrust and hurl-ed here and there within the sea so deep:
3 No, though the sea do rage so sore, that all the banks it spills, And though it overflow the shore, and beat down mighty hills:
4 For one fair flood doth send abroad his pleasant streams apace, To glad the city of our God, and wash his holy place.
5 In midst of her the Lord doth dwell, she never can decay, All things against her that rebel the Lord will surely slay.
6 The heathen folk and kingdoms fear, the people make a noise, The earth doth melt and disappear, when God puts forth his voice.
7 The Lord of hosts doth take our part, to us he hath an eye: Our hope of health with all our heart on Jacob's God doth lie.
8 Come here, and see with mind and thought the working of our God, What wonders he himself hath wrought in all the world abroad:
9 By him all wars are hushed and gone, though countries did conspire; Their bows and spears he brake each one, their chariots burnt with fire.
10 Be still therefore, and know that I am God, and therefore will Among the heathen people be highly exalted still.
11 The Lord of hosts doth us defend, he is our strength and tow'r; On Jacob's God we do depend, and on his mighty pow'r.