How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord

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?
"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, 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 sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress."
"When through 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."
"E'en down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when grey hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne."
"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!"
Carol Cundiff

Cary, North Carolina, United States

When you hit the play button, it plays "O Come All Ye Faithful"

John W

Baltimore, MD, United States

Wonderful hymn of comfort and encouragement. Just sang it out loud as I prepare to sleep.

Pamela Fitzgerald

Brookfield, MA, United States

the tune is O come all ye Faithful not How firm a foundation

Don McKenzie

Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, United Kingdom

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


Skåne, Sweden

Thank you. I really appreciate this praise our Father in Heaven.

Bless GOD.

GOD Bless you.

Patricia Melton

South Gloucester, United Kingdom

This is everything I stand on and believe in in these uncertain times. HE is everything we need! The. Lord guod will never leave or forsake us. "Jehovah Shammah"


Love it

Debbie Fister

Brockport, NY, United States

My favorite hymn. It emphasizes the importance of knowing His word. The Bible is the foundation, the source of God's revelation about Himself, man, redemption and consummation of His plan. Also, kooning that I will walk through the fire, not alone.


Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

This was talked about today in conference. How grateful am I to know the rock upon who I can create a firm foundation. To hold me steadfast in this shaky world.


Greetings ye saints of the Lord,

May God bless indeed bless this website,

You may also find some insightful truth about how God handed this gem to us (about an alternate tune, Mr. “K” or “Kn”, original title etc. ) on the 339b entry on this site.

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The first scripture reference in my hymnal is 2 Tim. 2:19:

See hymnary dot org hymn HFFG1976 32

“Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his:.. ,”

2 Tim. 2:19a(ASV) emphasis added

The TSK supplies awesome concordance:

See blueletterbible

“The Lord”

Num 16:5; Psa 1:6; Psa 37:18, 28; Nah 1:7; Mat 7:23; Luk 13:27; Jhn 10:14; Jhn 10:27-30; Jhn 13:18; Rom 8:28; Rom 11:2; 1Co 8:3; Gal 4:9; Rev 17:8

Finally Matthew Henry’s commentary seems to descant with the hymn writer on 2 Tim. 2:19

Also at blueletterbible

“All the attacks which the powers of darkness have made upon the doctrine of Christ cannot shake it; it stands firm, and weathers all the storms which have been raised against it. ”