8.05.2013

{Art} Hymn Series: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

 
My latest collage, based on the hymn,
 
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
 
by Martin Luther
 
A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper He amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
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.
 
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 Sabaoth, His name,
from age to age the same,
and He must win the battle.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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I hope you're having a lovely week.

 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Beth,
    Combining art with praise is such a blessing for the artist as well as those who view it! I plan to seek out the song and meditate on it today.
    I really enjoy your hymn series. It's nice to see you put into pictures the lyrics from these treasured hymns. :)
    Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim! It has certainly been a blessing to me to meditate on the words and theology contained in these old hymns. I'm glad they've been a blessing to you too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hi Beth!
    Miss you! I need you to email me your new address :)
    Love ya!
    Cheri

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  3. This is so fantastic! I love every panel of it. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

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  4. Love your work, Beth. It will be cool to see the inspiration you get from your new surroundings.

    Rebekah

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    1. Thank you very much! We're enjoying it here. :o) Thanks for stopping by!

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