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?
To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled.
2 ""Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismay'd,
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 gracious omnipotent Hand.""
3 ""When thro' the deep Waters I call thee to go,
The Rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy trials to bless,
And sanctify to thee, thy deepest Distress.""
4 ""When thro' fiery Trials thy Pathway shalt 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.""
5 ""The Soul that on Jesus has lean'd for Repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his Foes;
That Soul, tho' all Hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never—no never—no never forsake*.""