1 For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be sung by soprano voices.* A song. God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.1
2 So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.
6 The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble! God thunders, and the earth melts!
7 The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel* is our fortress. Interlude2
8 Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world
9 and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; he burns the shields with fire.
10 "Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world."
11 The LORD Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude
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