How Firm a Foundation
1. How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
2. âFear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
for I am your God and will still give you aid;
Iâll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
3. âWhen through the deep waters I call you to go,
the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow,
for I will be with you, your troubles to bless,
and sanctify to you your deepest distress.
4.âWhen through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace all sufficient shall be your supply;
the flames will not hurt you; I only design
your dross to consume and your gold to refine.
5. âThe soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose
I will not, I will not, desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
Iâll never, no never, no never forsake!â