Audio Inspiration Music Praise Psalms Video

Psalm 46 – Lord of Hosts

Here’s a music video by Shane & Shane from their Album “Psalms II” – this track is based on Psalm 46.  Probably the best known quote from this Psalm is found in its tenth verse “Be Still and Know that I am God”. In this reworking the words become “The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still” perhaps these words feel more reachable.   They’re more emotional.  They expresses more of God’s power and strength as well as his love towards us, and our reliance upon Him … “Lord of Hosts you’re with us” at every moment.

[Verse 1]
O come behold the works of God
The nations at His feet
He breaks the bow and bends the spear
And tells the wars to cease
O Mighty One of Israel
You are on our side
We walk by faith in God who burns the chariots with fire

[Chorus]
Lord of Hosts, You’re with us
With us in the fire
With us as a shelter
With us in the storm
You will lead us
Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go
But with the Lord of Hosts

[Verse 2]
O God of Jacob, fierce and great
You lift Your voice to speak
The earth it bows and all
The mountains move into the sea
O Lord You know the hearts of men
And still you let them live
O God, who makes the mountains melt
Come wrestle us and win
O God who makes the mountains melt
Come wrestle us and win

[Chorus]
Lord of Hosts, You’re with us
With us in the fire
With us as a shelter
With us in the storm
You will lead us
Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go
But with the Lord of Hosts

[Bridge]
Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea
The nations rage, I know my God is in control
Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea
The nations rage, I know my God is in control

[Chorus]
Lord of Hosts, You’re with us
With us in the fire
With us as a shelter
With us in the storm
You will lead us
Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go
But with the Lord of Hosts
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Psalm 46:

1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.’
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition

Elizabeth is a member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and lives on the Isle of Wight where she enjoys walks along the beach with Alfie her Cairn Terrier. She has had an interest in Franciscan Spirituality for over 20 years.