How Firm a Foundation
Words by Unknown
Music Early American Melody

1 Corinthians 3:11
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."


          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,
          You, who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

          "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
          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 gracious, omnipotent hand."

          "When thro' the deep waters I call thee to go,
          The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
          For I will be with thee, thy trials to bless,
          And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress."

          "When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
          My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
          The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
          Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

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