God is our refuge and our strength
In times of trouble, near
Though oceans roar and mountains quake
Our heart will have no fear.
The sacred home of El Elyon
The city of our God
A river and its streams are there
With gladness we applaud.
At break of day the city stands
Because our God is here
He’ll shake the nations, thund’ring loud
But we will dwell secure.
Adōnai-Tzva’ot is with us
The Lord of Hosts His name
Come, see the works of Adonai
His victories proclaim.
Consider all His pow’rful deeds
He makes the warrior yield
He breaks their bow and snaps the spear
In fire burns their shield.
Be still and learn that I am God
I take the highest place
All nations on the earth must bow
My sov’reignty embrace.
© 2014 J Dan Small