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95. 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, oh, 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 sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

4 "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not harm thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

5 "The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose,
I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;
That soul, though 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
Author (attr.): John Keith (1787)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Scripture: Hebrews 13:5
Source: The Gospel Trumpet Com; Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/How_Firm_a_Foundation); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (37); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (14)
Tune Information
Name: FOUNDATION
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/How_Firm_a_Foundation); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (37); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (14); The Gospel Trumpet Com



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