The confidence which the Church hath in God.
Psalms 46:1 In oure troubles and aduersite, we haue founde, that God is oure refuge, oure strength and helpe. Psalms 46:2 Therfore wil we not feare, though the earth fell, and though the hilles were caried in to the myddest of the see. Psalms 46:3 Though the waters of the see raged & were neuer so troublous, & though the mountaynes shoke at the tepest of the same. Psalms 46:4 Sela. For there is a floude, which wt his ryuers reioyseth ye cite of God, the holy dwellynge of the most hyest. Psalms 46:5 God is in ye myddest of her, therfore shall she not be remoued: for God helpeth her, & yt right early. Psalms 46:6 The Heithen are madd, the kyngdomes make moch adoo: but whe he sheweth his voyce, ye earth melteth awaye. Psalms 46:7 The LORDE of hoostes is wt vs, the God of Iacob is oure defence.
An exhortation to behold it.
Psalms 46:8 Sela. O come hither, & beholde ye workes of the LORDE, what destruccios he hath brought vpo ye earth. Psalms 46:9 He hath made warres to ceasse in all the worlde: he hath broken the bowe, he hath knapped the speare in sonder, & bret the charettes in the fyre. Psalms 46:10 Be still the & confesse yt I am God: I wil be exalted amonge the Heithe, & I wil be exalted vpon earth. Psalms 46:11 The LORDE of hoostes is wt vs, the God of Iacob is oure defence. Sela.