How firm a foundation

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How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
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Is laid for your faith in His excel-lent word!
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What more can He say than to you He hath said,
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To you who for refuge to Jes - us hath fled.
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"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
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For I  am your God, and will still give thee aid;
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I'll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand,
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Upheld by My righteous, omni - potent hand."
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"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
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The ri - vers of sorrow shall not o - ver - flow;
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For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
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And sanctify to thee thy dee - pest distress."
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"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
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My grace, all sufficient shall be thy sup-ply;
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The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
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Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine."
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"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
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I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
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That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
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I'll ne - ver, no ne - ver, no nev - er forsake!"