1 How firm a foundation for you has been laid,
by God in the Word, in the sacrifice paid!
What more can God say than to you has been said,
to you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
2 "Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismayed,
for I am your God, and will still give you aid;
I'll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand
upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand."
3 "When through the deep waters I call you to go,
the rivers of woe shall not over you flow;
For I will be with you, your troubles to bless,
delivering you from your deepest distress."
4 "When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace all-sufficient shall be your supply;
the flame shall not hurt you; for I have designed
your soul to make pure just as gold is refined."
5 "The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake!"
|First Line:||How firm a foundation for you has been laid|
|Title:||How Firm a Foundation|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 13:5; 2 Timothy 2:19; Isaiah 43:2-5|
|Topic:||Faith and Aspiration; God: Strength and Refuge of; Pilgrimage(6 more...)|
|Source:||"K" in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns, 1787, alt.|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: ADESTE FIDELES|
|Source:||Early United States melody from Funk's Genuine Church Music, 1832|