A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Lyrics by: Martin Luther, 1529; Translated by: Frederick H. Hedge

Tune by: Martin Luther, 1529 (EIN’ FESTE BURG)




A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing

Our helper he a mid the flood, of mortal ills prevailing

For still our ancient foe – doeth 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 tho this would with devils filled, should threaten to undo us

We will not fear for God hath willed – His truth to triumph thro’ 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 the earthly pow’rs, No thanks to them, abideth

The Spirit and the gifts are ours – Thro’ 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.

Martin Luther

Related Bible Verses

Psalms 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

Revelation 12:12 – “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

Luke 14:26 – “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”


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Kent Owen

Author: Kent Owen

After college I lived in China for 5 years, working as an English teacher and foreign marketing manager. Now i'm an insurance salesman, but my real passion is Christ and learning the bible.

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