18God is with us.A river whose streams bring joy to the city of God. To the upheavals mentioned in the first stanza the psalmist contrasts a vision of tranquility, the Holy City, Jerusalem, the Church.
2 God is our strength and protection,
2 an ever-present help in affliction.
3 We will not fear, therefore,
3 though the earth be shaken
3 and the mountains plunge into the seas,
4 though its waters foam and roar,
4 though the mountains quake and totter.
4 For the Lord of hosts is with us,
4 the God of Jacob, our stronghold.
5 There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God,