God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though
the earth gives away,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at
SelahThere is a river whose streams make glad
the City of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not
God will help her when morning
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
He utters His voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
SelahCome, behold the works of the Lord,
how He is brought desolations on
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters
He burns the chariots with fire.
"Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
I love this song! I love how it says to be still. And the use of the word Selah. It's a musical term that means "to stop and pause and think about it". Some translation, I think it's amplified, uses "cease striving" instead of "be still'. This stands out to me. Also. I thought the three parts between the Selah are reminiscent of the functions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father he sets everything in motion;the Son-,who is the true water- as streams of living water; and the Holy Sypirit who is it work in the world propeling us towards the Kingdom.