A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Voicing: SATB
Accompaniment: piano and electric guitar
Text: Martin Luther, adapted by Kyle Pederson

Text:

A Mighty Fortress is our God, a refuge never failing. 
Our helper He amid the flood of mortal winds prevailing.
For still our spirit’s foes doth seek to work us woe;
They lure with pow’r so great, with judgment and with hate;
Shield us e’er, guard us as Thy own.

If we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing.
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing.
You ask who this may be? Christ Jesus it is He. 
Emmanuel His name, from age to age the same;
Who was, Who is, Who e’er shall be. 

Thy Word above all earthly pow’r; Thy Love above all earthly pow’r;
Thy Hope above all earthly pow’r; My God above all earthly pow’r.
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.
The body they may kill, God’s truth abideth still. 
The Kingdom is forever.                    

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Notes:

This arrangement is a re-imagining of Martin Luther’s iconic melody. New harmonies and ambient electric guitar accompaniment create an ancient/modern feel giving new life to this classic hymn.  (A piano-only accompaniment is also available.)