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Psalm 46

(from Day 9 Morning Prayer)

Deus noster refugium

  1. GOD is our hope and strength: a very present help in trouble.
  2. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;
  3. Though the waters thereof rage and swell: and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.
  4. The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most Highest.
  5. God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: God shall help her, and that right early.
  6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved: but God hath shewed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.
  7. The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.
  8. O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord: what destruction he hath brought upon the earth.
  9. He maketh wars to cease in all the world: he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.
  10. Be still then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.
  11. The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.