Joyful Harts Music Library


A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth 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 though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through 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.

Colossians Chapter 1
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

  • A Mighty Fortress 153:03

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped. Let the file play through two times.

1. Introductory Remarks. Emphasize that God is our refuge in times of trouble.(Verse 1)

2. As the song continues...Read Colossians 1:12-17 (Verse 2)

3. Pray: The Lord's Prayer (During Verse 3)

4. Wait for the file to end. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together. 

​5. Individual Prayer and Meditation

 A Mighty Fortress is Our God