Sure is my foundation, for I stand today

Representative Text

1 Sure is my foundation, for I stand today
On the living word that faileth never;
Earth with all its glory soon must pass away,
But the word of God shall stand forever.

Standing on the word,
Standing on the word,
Standing on the never-failing word of God;
Though many foes assail,
His promise cannot fail,
For I’m standing on the never-failing word.

2 Fearful are the storms that may around me beat,
Many are the foes that would assail me;
I have found a never-failing, sure retreat
In the word of God that cannot fail me. [Refrain]

3 Faith is resting on the promise strong and sure,
Hope is anchored safe and cannot falter;
Peace has found a haven from the storms secure
In the word of God that cannot alter. [Refrain]

4 Like a beacon star to lead me through the night,
Like a light upon my pathway streaming,
Is the word of God to guide my steps aright
To my homeland with its portals gleaming. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #8

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sure is my foundation, for I stand today
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Standing on the Word
Copyright: Public Domain



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