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A Mighty Fortress is Our God

A Mighty Fortress is Our God Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing" as the first line of the hymn. Both the lyrics and the music of the "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" hymn were written by its German author and composer, Martin Luther. The writer and composer, Martin Luther, was born on November 10, 1483 and died on February 18, 1546. Martin Luther was born in and became famous as a musician and composer. We have placed "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God Hymn
Title: A Mighty Fortress is Our God *** Name of Writer and Composer: Martin Luther *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546)
Nationality of Author: German

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Frederic H. Hedge translated the hymn from German to English in 1853

Name of Composer of Music: Martin Luther
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing"
First Publication Date: 1529

A Mighty Fortress is Our God Lyrics

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
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.

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.

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.

That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through 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.

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