Christianity 201

January 18, 2011

You Are My God, You Are My Fortress

Brian Doerksen wanted to write a song that described another aspect of God’s character and would, at the same time, be a song that men could identify with and sing.  On the Today DVD (and CD) it’s preceded by a men’s chorus singing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”  This song, in turn, is called “Fortress 144.”

Usually, I insert the video first and the lyrics underneath, but consider the lyrics first on this one:

You are my God You are my fortress
My loving God my refuge and shield
You are my God You are my stronghold
Delivering me from the father of lies

Part Your heavens and come down
Touch the mountains so they burn with fire
Send forth lightning from on high
Scatter all who would oppose Your light

All praise to You my rock
Who trains my hands for war
All praise to You my rock
Who trains my hands for war