A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

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C                                               C/F                          C
A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;
                                                    C/F                         C      
Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing;
       Am       (Dsus2    G)            C          F          Am
For still our ancient foe  doth seek to work us woe;
      Am                               G                Am     Dm            Em   
His craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate,
Am    C       F          G   C
On earth is not his equal.

 


C                                            (F  G   C)                                         G     C
And though this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us,
C                                 (F    G      C)                                         G         C
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
       Am           D             G            C           F         Am
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
      Am           D        G          Am       Dm       Em   
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
Am    C       F              G   C
One little word shall fell him.

 


C                                (F   G   C)                                           G     C
That word above all earthly powers, No thanks to them abideth;
C                            (F      G     C)                                              G     C
The Spirit and the gifts are ours, Through him who with us sideth.
       Am            D         G             C         F      Am
Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also:
      Am      D          G               Am       Dm     Em   
The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,
Am  C          F     G   C
His kingdom is forever.

Written by Martin Luther, 1529

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake

 

ACOUSTIC

(Suggested Capo 6)

                

A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;

G

Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing;

       Em          A          D              G           C         Em

For still our ancient foe  doth seek to work us woe;

      Em            A              D                   Em         Am        Bm  

His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,

      Em          G            C     D   G

On earth is not his equal.

 

 

G

Did we in our own strength confide,  Our striving would be losing

                G                                     D    C     G

Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of God’s own choosing:

       Em           A             D               G           C      Em

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;

         Em             A          D             Em        Am       Bm  

Lord Sabaoth is His name, from age to age the same,

           Em       G     C     D   G

And He must win the battle.

 

 

G

And though this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us,

G                                   D     C      G

We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:

       Em           A             D               G           C         Em

The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;

      Em           A           D          Em       Am       Bm  

His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,

            Em     G     C     D   G

One little word shall fell him.

Written by Martin Luther, 1529

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake