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146. How Firm a Foundation

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, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand.

3 "When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not the overflow,
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee, thy deepest distress.

4 "When through fiery trials thy path way shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
For 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!"

Text Information
First Line: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Title: How Firm a Foundation
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture: ;
Topic: Bible--Word of God; God: His Faithfulness; God: Love and Mercy
Source: "K" in Rippon's A Selection of Hymns", 1787
Tune Information
Name: FOUNDATION
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Caldwell's Unison Harmony, 1837



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