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To the Director: A song by the Sons of Korah, to the tune ofa “The Maidens”.
God is the Refuge of His People
1God is our refuge and strength,
a great help in times of distress.
2Therefore we will not be frightened
when the earth roars,
when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas,
3when its waters roar and rage,
when the mountains tremble despite their pride.b
4Look! There is a river
whose streams make the city of God rejoice,
even the Holy Place of the Most High.
5Since God is in her midst,
she will not be shaken.
God will help her
at the break of dawn.
6The nations roared;
the kingdoms were shaken.
His voice boomed;
the earth melts.
7The LORD of the heavenly armies is with us;
our refuge is the God of Jacob.
8Come, observe the mighty works of the LORD,
who causes desolation in the earth.
he causes the bow to break, the spear to snap,
the chariots to ignite and burn.
10Be in awe and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted throughout the earth.
11The LORD of the heavenly armies is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
a 46:T Lit. according to
b 46:3 Or tumult
c 46:9 Lit. cease to the end of