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!”

TX, United States

“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. ”


Our Dearest Lord is ever with us! How firm a foundation! We can take refuge in Him


Nairobi, Kenya

This song is a great one, rich and full of assurance. Its a blessedness to be confirmed to us saints that the faith we're contending for has unshakable, unmovable foundation which is the Lord's excellent word. It always encourage me to move forward whatever the environment or circumstances because our Dearest Lord is ever with us.


United States

I love this new tune!

Rosita Enriquez

Anaheim, CA, United States

Saints, I hope you enjoy this Spanish translation (I modified some parts. )

¡Qué firme cimiento, oh santos del Señor,

tenéis por la fe ̮en Su palabra eficaz!

¿Qué más, pues, hará Cristo ya para ti,

si ya prometió ser nuestro Defensor?

No temas porque Yo contigo estoy

O no te turbes pues Yo soy tu Dios

Mi Fuerza y Ayuda yo te brindaré

¡Sí! con Mi diestra te sustentaré

“Y cuando torrentes tengas que pasar,

los ríos del mal no te pueden turbar,

Mi Gracia que basta en la debilidad

Con solo Nombrarme librado seras

( ¡Oh Señor Jesús! )

“La llama no puede dañaros jamás

si en medio del fuego os ordeno pasar.

El oro del alma más puro será,

pues sólo la escoria se habrá de quemar. ”

“Mi amor invariable, eterno y leal,

constante a mi pueblo mostrarle podré.

Si blancos cabellos ya cubren tu sien,

cual tierno cordero yo te cuidaré. ”

“Al alma que anhele la paz que hay en Mí,

no quiero, no puedo nunca abandonar;

Mi gracia suficiente contigo estará

Mostrando cuan grande es mi amor por ti.

Toyin Diyan

London, United Kingdom

What more can He say to us, than He has said, He has said it all in his 66 eternal books of the Bible! His excellent word!

What a firm foundation laid for our faith!

Thank you Lord. I love you. Thank you saints of the Lord. I love you. Amen

Elsie Turner

Gig Harbor, WA, United States

I searched for a song to sing to the Lord but the Lord pursued me and sang it to me in the midst of what I would call an unbearable situation. Praise Him for His amazing personal love for every person.

Chun Wang

Richardson, Texas, United States

Thank you!! I appreciate this hymn so much. Lord, thank You for Your eternal, unchangeable love. How firm a foundation is laid for me in Your excellent Word!