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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 46

Psalm 46: God is our refuge and our strength

To the chief Musician, for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alomoth.

Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)

1 God is our refuge and our strength, in straits a present aid; 2 Therefore, although the earth remove, we will not be afraid:

Though hills amidst the seas be cast; 3 Though waters roaring make, And troubled be; yea, though the hills, by swelling seas do shake.

4 A river is, whose streams do glad the city of our God; The holy place, wherein the Lord most high hath his abode.

5 God in the midst of her doth dwell; nothing shall her remove: The Lord to her an helper will, and that right early, prove.

6 The heathen rag’d tumultuously, the kingdoms moved were: The Lord God uttered his voice, the earth did melt for fear.

7 The Lord of hosts upon our side doth constantly remain: The God of Jacob’s our refuge, us safely to maintain.

8 Come, and behold what wondrous works have by the Lord been wrought; Come, see what desolations he on the earth hath brought.

9 Unto the ends of all the earth wars into peace he turns: The bow he breaks, the spear he cuts, in fire the chariot burns.

10 Be still, and know that I am God; among the heathen I Will be exalted; I on earth will be exalted high.

11 Our God, who is the Lord of hosts, is still upon our side; The God of Jacob our refuge for ever will abide.