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710. How Firm a Foundation

1 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in God's excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus 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 "When through the deep waters I call you to go,
The rivers of woe shall not you overflow;
For I will be near you, your troubles to bless,
And sanctify to you, your deepest distress."

4 "The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its 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, you saints of the Lord
Title: How Firm a Foundation
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Topic: Solemnities and Feasts: Saints
Source: "K" in Rippon's A Selection of Hymns", 1787
Tune Information
Name: FOUNDATION
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Funk's A Compilation of Genuine ChurchMusic, Winchester, VA 1832



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