4:54 PM

How Firm a Foundation

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 hath fled?

"fear not, I am with thee; o, be not dismayed, for I am thy health 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 will not thee overthrow,
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."
this song is so amazing when its words are contrasted with the passion. God says all these things to us because He did not do them for His own Son that day when the fury of God's wrath was visited upon the only Person Who didn't deserve it. and because of that event almost 2000 years, we are safe in the arms of a just and merciful God Who has sworn by Himself and the death of His Son never to forsake us as He did Him.