#268: How Firm a Foundation

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!

What more can He say than to you He hath said —

To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

2

“Fear not, I am with thee — O be not dismayed,

For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid;

I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,

Upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand.

3

“When thru the deep waters I call thee to go,

The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;

For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless,

And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

4

“When thru fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;

The flame shall not hurt thee — I only design

Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

5

“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,

I will not, I will not desert to his foes,

That soul, tho all hell should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never, — no, never, — no , never forsake!”

 

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