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