Psalm 46

46A: God is Our Refuge and Our Strength

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1081 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • The following article is from the Psalter Hymnal Handbook.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Scottish Psalter, 1650, alt., P.D.
  • Music (NOEL/GERARD 8.6.8.6 D): English; adapt. Arthur S. Sullivan, 1874, P.D.
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    • Words and Music: Both are in Public Domain. You do not need permission to reprint this song.

46B: Dios es nuestro amparo/God Will Be Our Refuge

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1081 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • Buy a recording of this song from Princeton Theological Seminary's Touring Choir, on their CD "Sing Praise to the Lord!".

Copyright Information:

  • Words: traditional Latin American, based on Psalm 46; tr. Mary Louise Bringle (b. 1953) © 2011 GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Music (AMPARO): traditional; harm. Ronald F. Krisman (b. 1946) © 2011 GIA Publications, Inc.
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46C: God, Our Help and Constant Refuge

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, MICHAEL.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Burkhardt, Michael. As Though the Whole Creation Cried. Morningstar MSM-10-555 [2001]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]
  • Wilkinson, John T. One Hundred and Four Descants for “The Hymn Book”. enThusia [1980]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Fred R. Anderson (b. 1941) © 1986 Fred R. Anderson
  • Music (MICHAEL 8.7.8.7.3.3.7): Herbert Howells (1892-1983) © 1968 Novello and Co., Ltd., admin. G. Schirmer, Inc.
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46D: A Responsorial Setting

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1081 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Purchase an octavo arrangement or a recording of the Alternative Refrain 2: Be Still and Know [Taizé], that is written by John Bell and published by GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Isaac Everett © 2009 Isaac Everett, admin. Church Pension Group/Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information for the Refrain:
    • Words and Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net.
    • Please use the correct copyright line when reprinting the Psalm Text and Tone. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.
  • Words and Music: John L. Bell (b. 1949) © 1989 and 1998 Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community, Scotland, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information for the Alternative Refrain 1
    • Words and Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net.
    • Please use the correct copyright line when reprinting the Tone. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.
  • Words: Psalm 46:10
  • Music (BE STILL AND KNOW): anonymous; arr. Norma de Waal Malefyt, 1992, © 1994 Faith Alive Christian Resource
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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    • Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net or a CCLI License.
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46E: God is Our Refuge and Strength

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1081 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • Buy a recording of this song from Princeton Theological Seminary's Touring Choir, on their CD "Sing Praise to the Lord!".
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, NOEL

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Fifty Free Organ Accompaniments to Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8430 [1949]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]
  • Winn, Cyril. 41 Descants to Familiar Hymn Tunes. Oxford [1961]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 46, The Book of Common Prayer
  • Music: Martin Luther, P.D. 
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    • Music: The Music is in Public Domain. You do not need permission to reprint this music.

46F: Be Exalted, O God, in the Earth

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Isaiah Jones Jr. © the Estate of Isaiah Jones Jr.
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