God is Our Refuge – Song for Psalm 46

This Sunday is Elliot’s last preaching at Christ the King.  Later this summer he and his family will move to Seattle to begin a new adventure and compelling gospel work with Acts29.

When Elliot told me he was considering preaching on Psalm 46 for his last sermon I jumped at the opportunity to finish a song I had started years ago in the same psalm.  It is a psalm that has been popular in Christian song for hundreds of years and this for good reason.  In Psalm 46 God carries up all our worst fears and calls us to trust in Him.   Most famously, Psalm 46 is the inspiration for Martin Luther’s hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”

God Is Our Refuge
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God is our refuge – God is our strength

Our very present help in sorrow

Our very present help in need

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God is our refuge and our strength

Our very present help in sorrow

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Therefore we will not fear

Though the earth should change

And though the mountains slip into the sea

Though its waters could swallow me

Though the mountains quake it will not subside

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The River flowing into the City of God

Bringing glory to the Holy Most High

God in the midst of her will not be denied

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He will bring help when the morning is nigh

He will bring help when the morning is nigh…

Words and music: Bruce Benedict, 2006, 2010

© Cardiphonia Music 2010

4 thoughts on “God is Our Refuge – Song for Psalm 46

  1. Love the song and the sound, from what I have listened to hear some of the best stuff I’ve heard. Do you need a CCLI to play your stuff in Church or is it under more of a Creative Commons license?

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