Scripture Verse

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalm 56:11


Benjamin H. Kennedy (1804–1889)

Words: Stan­za 1, Jo­ach­im Mag­de­burg, Christ­liche und Tröst­liche Tisch­ge­senge, mit vier Stim­men (Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1572) (Wer Gott ver­traut, hat wohl ge­baut); stan­zas 2–3: ano­ny­mous. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ben­ja­min H. Ken­ne­dy, Hym­no­lo­gia Chris­ti­ana 1863; alt. by Ed­ward H. Bick­er­steth, Jr., 1864.

Music: Bi­shop­garth Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Mag­de­burg (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)


Who trusts in God, a strong abode
In Heav’n 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.