Psalm 46

1    God is our refuge and strength,  

a very present help in trouble;

2    Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved,  

and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea;

3    Though the waters rage and swell,  

and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.

4    There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,  

the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.

5    God is in the midst of her;

therefore shall she not be removed;  

God shall help her at the break of day.

6    The nations are in uproar and the kingdoms are shaken,  

but God utters his voice and the earth shall melt away.

7    The Lord of hosts is with us;  

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

8    Come and behold the works of the Lord,  

what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.

9    He makes wars to cease in all the world;  

he shatters the bow and snaps the spear

and burns the chariots in the fire.

10  ‘Be still, and know that I am God;  

I will be exalted among the nations;

I will be exalted in the earth.’

11  The Lord of hosts is with us;  

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

God of Jacob,

when the earth shakes

and the nations are in uproar,

speak, and let the storm be still;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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