How Firm a Foundation
Words: Rippon's Selection of Hymns 1787
Tune: Traditional American Melody
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!