For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be sung by soprano voices. a A song. God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude
A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.
The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble! God thunders, and the earth melts!
The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel b is our fortress. Interlude
Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world
and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; he burns the shields with fire.
"Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world."
The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)