When through the deepest waters I shall call thee

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,

You, who unto Jesus

for refuge have fled?

In every condition,

in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale,

or abounding in wealth;

At home and abroad,

on the land, on the sea,

As thy days may demand,

shall My strength ever be.

“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 grief

shall not thee 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.”

“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 break,
I’ll never, no never,

no never forsake.”

How Firm a Foundation, author unknown.


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