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How Firm a Foundation

from John Rippon's Selection of Hymns, 1787
(with Scripture References)

 

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?  —1 Corinthians 3:11

2.   In every condition in sickness, in health,
      In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth;
      At home, or abroad, on land, on the sea,
      "As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be."  —Deuteronomy 33:25

3.   "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed;  —Isaiah 41:10
      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 righteous, omnipotent hand."

4.   "When through the deep waters I call thee to go,  —Isaiah 43:2a
      The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
      For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless,
      And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress."

5.   "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
      May grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;  —2 Corinthians 12:9
      The flames shall not hurt thee; I only design  —Isaiah 43:2b
      Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine."  —Malachi 3:3; 1 Cor. 3:13

6.   "E'en down to old age all my people shall prove  —Isaiah 46:4
      My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
      And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
      Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne."  —Isaiah 40:11

7.   "The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
      I will not, I will not desert to his foes;  —Deuteronomy 31:6
      That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
      I'll never, no never, no never forsake."  —Hebrews 13:5

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