1 How firm a foundation, you people of God,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say to you than he has said
to everyone trusting in Jesus our head?

2 Since Jesus is with you, do not be afraid;
since he is your Lord, you need not be dismayed:
he strengthens you, guards you, and helps you to stand,
upheld by his righteous, omnipotent hand.

3 When through the deep waters he calls you to go,
the rivers of trouble shall not overflow;
the Lord will be with you, to help and to bless,
and work for your good through your deepest distress.

4 When through fiery trials your pathway shall lead,
his grace shall sustain you with all that you need;
the flames shall not hurt you his only design
your dross to consume and your gold to refine.

5 Whoever has come to believe in his name
will not be deserted, and not put to shame;
though hell may endeavour that Christian to shake
his Lord will not leave him, nor ever forsake.

Jubilate Hymns version of How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord sometimes attributed to Richard Keen (fl.c. 1787)
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