"Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy." - John Trapp

Saturday, August 19, 2006

More Favorite Hymns - How Firm a Foundation

I have been relistening this week to Dr. S. Lewis Johnson's series on New Time Religion. Through this series it was impressed upon me again that though men assault the truth as found in Scripture, Scripture stands. Have we built our house on the solid rock of the Word of God? If so, we have a firm foundation that cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:27-29).

I am especially encouraged by how this hymn begins, and even more so by how it ends (Romans 8:31-39).

How Firm a Foundation

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?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through 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 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.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The 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,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.


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