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Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode (CW 447)

Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode (CW 447)

 

Psalm 73:25-26

25   Whom have I in heaven but you?

And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

26   My flesh and my heart may fail,

but God is the strength of my heart

and my portion forever.

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1. We sing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”David writes, “For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake You lead me and guide me” (Psalm 31:3). Read Psalm 73:25-26. The psalmist asks a rhetorical question (v. 25). What is it?

2. What does the psalmist say in verse 26?

Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode (CW 447)

Who trusts in God

    A strong abode

In heav’n and earth possesses;

    Who looks in love

    To Christ above,

No fear that heart oppresses.

    In You alone,

    Dear Lord, we own

Sweet hope and consolation,

    Our shield from foes,

    Our balm for woes,

Our great and sure salvation.

    Though Satan’s wrath

    Beset our path

And worldly scorn assail us,

    While You are near,

    We shall not fear;

Your strength will never fail us.

    Your rod and staff

    Will keep us safe

And guide our steps forever;

    Nor shades of death

    Nor hell beneath

Our lives from You will sever.

    In all the strife

    Of mortal life

Our feet will stand securely;

    Temptation’s hour

    Will lose its pow’r,

For You will guard us surely.

    O God, renew

    With heav’nly dew

Our body, soul, and spirit

    Until we stand

    At Your right hand

Through Jesus’ saving merit.