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Hymns for Troubled Times

While the country is being encouraged to stay home and create as much distance socially from one another amidst the COVID-19 virus 9Marks has put together a list of 25 hymns to sing.

Here are 5 classics from the list.

1. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

“And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God has 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.”

(Martin Luther, 1529, based on Psalm 46; Translated by Frederick H. Hedge, 1852)

2. Behold Our God

“Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One Who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?”

(Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge, 2011)

3. Abide with Me

“I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless,
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.”

(Henry Francis Lyte, 1847)

4. ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

“Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!”

(Louisa Stead, 1882)

5. We Will Feast in the House of Zion

“We will not be burned by the fire;
He is the LORD our God.
We are not consumed, by the flood;
Upheld, protected, gathered up,
We will feast in the house of Zion.
We will sing with our hearts restored.
‘He has done great things,’ we will say together;
We will feast and weep no more.”

(Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore, 2015)

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