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Firm As the Earth Thy Gospel Stands

Firm as the earth thy gospel stands

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MANOAH
Published in 120 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Firm as the earth thy gospel stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust;
If I am found in Jesus' hands,
My soul can ne'er be lost.

His honor is engaged to save
The meanest of his sheep;
All that his heav'nly Father gave
His hands securely keep.

Nor death nor hell shall e'er remove
His favorites from his breast;
In the dear bosom of his love
They must for ever rest.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #207

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Firm as the earth thy gospel stands
Title: Firm As the Earth Thy Gospel Stands
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

MANOAH

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9999
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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