How Firm a Foundation
"K" - in Rippon's Selection of Hymns, 1787
"Christ as a son over His own house; whose
house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto
~ Hebrews 3:6 ~
ow 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?
"Fear not, I am with thee- O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.
"When thru the deep waters I call thee to go,
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.
"When thru fiery trials thy pathway 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.
"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, tho all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never- no, never- no, never forsake!"
"He is like a man which built an house,
and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a Rock: and when the flood arose,
the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded
upon a Rock."
~ Luke 6:48 ~