God is our refuge and strength,
Always present in troubled times;
To persevere a supreme length,
Guiding me from committing crimes.
That is why we are not afraid,
Even when the earth maybe quakes;
Because help is never delayed,
For the peace and comfort God makes.
Let mountains topple in the sea,
As they shake from the surging waves;
Roaring waters are flowing free,
Mortals go to watery graves.
Rivers are fed by flowing streams,
Brings joy to the city of God;
As His glory brightens the beams,
Of light through your honor and laud.
The holy place where God lives,
And where seated upon His throne;
He hears confession and forgives,
From the remorse that is shown.
God is in that city so strong,
It cannot and will never fall;
Because of its strength will prolong,
With a fortified rugged wall.
Nations are in chaotic gloom,
As many kingdoms may tumble;
The will of God opens the tomb,
As its idols are to crumble.
The earth melts at the sound of God,
As the new Zion takes its place;
Dissolving all things that were flawed,
Allowing Himself to shed grace.
Come and see the works of the Lord,
Devastation brought to the earth;
As war and hatred has been cured,
That is giving us a new birth.
Let go of doubts and your concerns,
He is our Lord God we know;
As a nonbeliever will learn,
The fate of your future will show.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer