How Firm a Foundation

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  1. 1. 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,
    Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
    Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?
  2. 2. In ev’ry condition—in sickness, in health,
    In poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth,
    At home or abroad, on the land or the sea—
    As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
    As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.
  3. 3. Fear not, I am with thee; oh, 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, upheld by my righteous,
    Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
  4. 4. When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
    The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o’erflow,
    For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
    And sanctify to thee, and sanctify to thee,
    And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
  5. 5. 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, thy dross to consume,
    Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
  6. 6. E’en down to old age, all my people shall prove
    My sov’reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
    And then, when gray hair shall their temples adorn,
    Like lambs shall they still, like lambs shall they still,
    Like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne.
  7. 7. The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
    I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
    That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
    I’ll never, no never, I’ll never, no never,
    I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!
  8. Text: Attr. to Robert Keen, ca. 1787. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.
    Music: Attr. to J. Ellis, ca. 1889
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
85
Music
Anon. J. Ellis.
Text
Anon. Robert Keen.
Scriptures
Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 43:2–5, Helaman 5:12
Meter
11 11 11 6 6 11
Topic
Assurance, Comfort, Encouragement, Faith, Grace, Guidance, Jesus Christ—Savior, Scriptures, Trials
Tune
Fidelity
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Teguhlah Landasan
28
Dansk
Så sikker en grundvold
38
Deutsch
O fest wie ein Felsen (Gesangbuch)
56
Español
Qué firmes cimientos (Himnos)
40
Français
Quels fondements fermes (Cantiques)
42
Gagana Samoa
Le Fa‘avae Malosi
45
Latviešu Valoda
Tik drošs ir tas pamats
40
Lea Fakatonga
ʻE Kāinga Kuo Langa Ha Tuʻunga
37
Lietuvių Kalba
Koks pagrindas tvirtas
37
Magyar
Mily szilárd alap az Isten igéje
37
Norsk
Så sikker en grunnvoll
42
Português
Que Firme Alicerce (Hinário)
42
Q'eqchi'
Kawil kʼojlebʼaal
45
Reo Tahiti
’Auē te pa’ari
41
Română
Ce trainică temelie
47
Suomi
Niin varma on perustus
43
Svenska
En grundval blev lagd
38
Tagalog
Saligang Kaytibay
47
Български
Основа на нашата вяра
55
Русский
Крепка, о Святые, основа основ (Гимны)
39
Українська
Святі, вашій вірі не буде кінця
36
ภาษาไทย
ฐานมั่นคงหนักหนา
33
한국어
굳도다 그 기초 (찬송가)
35
中文
穩當根基
41
日本語
主のみ言葉は
46