“God is our refuge and our strength in straits a present aid”

Scottish Metrical Psalm 46 verses 1-5 and 10-11


God is our refuge and our strength,
          in straits a present aid:
Therefore, although the earth remove,
          we will not be afraid:
Though hills amidst the seas be cast;
          Though waters roaring make,
And troubled be; yea though the hills
         by swelling seas do shake


A river is, whose streams do glad
         The city of our God;
The holy place, wherein the Lord
         most high hath his abode.
God in the midst of her doth dwell;
         nothing shall her remove:
The Lord to her an helper will,
         and that right early, prove.


Be still, and know that I am God:
          among the heathen I
Will be exalted; I on earth
          will be exalted high.
Our God, who is the Lord of hosts,
          is still upon our side;
The God of Jacob our refuge
           for ever will abide.