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Monday, September 11, 2006

A Mighty Fortress

Somehow these words of Martin Luther, set to the tune of Ein' Feste Burg, seemed appropriate on this particular day:

1. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; our helper He amid the flood of mortal ills prevaling. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.

2. Did 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. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabbaoth, His name, from age to age the same, and He must win the battle.

3. And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, we will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him; his rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure; one little word shall fell him.

4. That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth; the Spirit and the gifts are ours, thru Him who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; the body they may kill; God's truth abideth still; His kingdom is forever.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

2:13 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice the Sanford for Governor commercials all over CNN throughout the day? On a day when so many candidates throughout the country suspended all campaign activity and pulled their ads for the day, it is a shame out governor did not do the same.

5:33 PM

 
Blogger merrymacsc said...

The Stilletto Mafia and Will never cease to amaze me. How apt to attach this beautiful hymn to our remembrance of 9-11! I am glad I continue to read this blog. Even when I disagree with you Willie, I recognize the depth of thought and analysis that goes into each of your posts.

5:47 AM

 
Blogger SCPolitico said...

Amen.

8:35 AM

 
Anonymous west_rhino said...

anon 1 ditto

anon 2 keep the trunk envy, Tommy Moore still loses in November and runs again in '08 with a primary opponent endorsed by Jenny Sanford...

10:21 AM

 
Blogger Nancy said...

One of my favorites hymns...

9:19 PM

 

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