728. How Firm a Foundation

1 How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He has said
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

2 "Fear not! I am with you, O 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 righteous, omnipotent hand.

3 "The soul that on Jesus hath leaned 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!

4 "When through fiery trials thy pathway will lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, will be your supply.
The flames will not hurt you; I only design
Your dross to consume and your gold to refine.

5 "Throughout all their lifetime My people will prove
My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when gray hairs will their temples adorn,
Like lambs they will still in My bosom be borne."

Text Information
First Line: How firm a foundation, O Saints of the Lord
Title: How Firm a Foundation
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 43:1-7; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Source: A Selection of Hymns, London, 1787, alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FOUNDATION
Arranger: Joseph Herl, b. 1959
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Genuine Church Music, Winchester, 1832
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House



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