How Firm a Foundation

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This rousing and dramatic arrangement, written with piano and optional organ accompaniment, begins with a male soloist for the first verse. The second verse is in two-part harmony, the third in four-part, and the final verse features six-part writing so the texture and complexity of the piece grows with each passing verse.

Difficulty: Medium

Voicing: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Lyrics:

How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent word! What more can he say that to you He hath said, who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

In every 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, so Thy succor shall be.

E’en down to old age, all my people shall prove my sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love. And then, when grey hair shall their temples adorn like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne!

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!

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