How Firm a Foundation Words: Rippon's Selection of Hymns 1787 Tune: Traditional American Melody Category: Assurance G C F C G 1 How firm a foun- da-tion, ye saints of the lord, 2 Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dis -mayed, 3 When through fier-y tri-als they path-way shall lie, 4 The soul that on Je-sus hath leaned for re -pose C F C C/B Am C6 G7 C 1 Is laid for your faith in His ex- cel-lent Word! 2 For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid; 3 My grace, all suf -fi -cient, shall be thy sup -ply 4 I will not, I will not de -sert to his foes; C/B Am Am/G F C G 1 What more can He say than to you He hath said, 2 I'll strength-en thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, 3 The flame shall not hurt thee; I on-ly de -sign, 4 That soul, though all hell should en -deav-or to shake, C F C Am C6 G7 C 1 To you who for ref -uge to Je - sus have fled? 2 Up -held by My right-eous, om-nip -o-tent hand. 3 Thy dross to con -sume and thy gold to re -fine. 4 I'll ne- ver, no nev -er, no nev -er for -sake!