Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christ Jesus, It is He!

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Words and Music by Martin Luther

1. A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevaling.
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,
thru 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.


RichnHim said...


Erik said...

After looking past Steve Green's 1987 hairdo, I agree with the above comment: It was magnificent! ;)

Jared said...

Haha. Yeah. I'm not a big Steve Green fan. My parents loved the guy, though.

But this song is amazing.
His work on the New Handel's Messiah album from 15 years or so ago is great, as well. He does a song with Michael English and, I think, Wayne Watson that gives me chills.

Jen said...

No, it was Steve Green, Michael English, and Larnelle Harris. Best song on that CD, if you ask me.