A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

God is our refuge and strength

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains
be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof.

There is a river,
the streams whereof
shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place
of the tabernacles
of the most High.

God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be moved:
God shall help her,
and that rightearly.

The heathen raged,
the kingdoms were moved:
he uttered his voice,
the earth melted.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

behold the works of the LORD,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.

He maketh wars to cease
unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow,
and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still,
and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge

(Psalm 46 - read by President Obama at this morning's September 11 commemoration)