Psalm 46

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 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.

Recordings of Psalm 46

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 46 v1-7
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
Kedron (1)3/5
(75 votes)
Highland Harmony Singers
Festival of Psalmody