A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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Music and Lyrics by Martin Luther

VERSE 1

C        G        Am D7  G 
A mighty fortress is our God,

Am Em F   C  Am Dm G7 C 
A bulwark never failing;

           G    Am  D7  G 
Our helper He, amid the flood 

Am Em F   C    Am Dm G7 C 
Of mortal ills prevailing.

          Am  G D7 
For still our ancient foe 

C    G7   C  F    E  Am 
Doth seek to work us woe;

E   Am    G   C     D7   G 
His craft and pow'r are great,

Dm  F     C    A  Dm E 
And armed with cruel hate,

Am G7       C   A   Dm G7 C 
On earth is not his e---qual. 

  
VERSE 2

C         G       Am       D7 G 
Did we in our own strength confide,

Am  Em   F   C     Am Dm G7 C 
Our striving would be los---ing,

             G         Am D7  G 
Were not the right man on our side,

Am  Em  F  C     Am  Dm G7 C 
The man of God's own choosing.

         Am  G    D7  G 
Dost ask who that may be?

C      G7 C   F  E  Am 
Christ Jesus, it is He;

E    Am G    C  D7  G 
Lord Sabaoth is His name,

Dm   F   C  A   Dm  E 
From age to age the same,

Am  G7      C   A   Dm G7 C 
And he must win the bat---tle. 

  
VERSE 3

C               G          Am D7  G 
And though this world with devils filled,

Am     Em    F  C  Am Dm G7 C 
Should threaten to undo____ us,

            G         Am  D7   G 
We will not fear, for God hath willed 

Am  Em    F  C  Am   Dm G7   C   
His truth to triumph through us.

           Am G   D7   G 
The prince of darkness grim,

C  G7  C   F   E   Am 
We tremble not for him;

E   Am   G  C   D7 G 
His rage we can endure,

Dm  F   C   A    Dm E 
For lo! his doom is sure,

Am  G7     C    A     Dm G7   C 
One little word shall fell___ him. 

  
VERSE 4

C          G        Am   D7 G 
That word above all earthly pow'rs 

Am Em     F  C    Am Dm G7 C 
No thanks to them abid---eth;

           G       Am    D7  G 
The Spirit and the gifts are ours 

Am      Em  F   C    Am Dm  G7 C 
Through Him who with us sid---eth;

          Am  G  D7   G 
Let goods and kindred go,

C    G7 C   F    E Am 
This mortal life also;

E   Am G C    D7  G 
The body they may kill;

Dm    F     C A Dm  E 
God's truth abideth still,

Am  G7      C  A  Dm G7 C 
His kingdom is forev---er. 

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A Minor C Major D7 D Minor E Major E Minor F Major G Major G7
Guitar A Major A Minor C Major D7 D Minor E Major E Minor F Major G Major G7
Mandolin A Major A Minor C Major D7 D Minor E Major E Minor F Major G Major G7
Piano A Major A Minor C Major D7 D Minor E Major E Minor F Major G Major G7
Ukulele A Major A Minor C Major D7 D Minor E Major E Minor F Major G Major G7

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