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How Firm A Foundation

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Text Piano Guitar. Comment Your Name. Your Comment. Cancel Comment. Feb 25 Feb 4 Wonderful hymn of comfort and encouragement. Just sang it out loud as I prepare to sleep. Jan 21 Dec 22 Don McKenzie Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, United Kingdom. Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

Dec 15 In , the hymn was included in the first hymnbook introduced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although officially organized by the prophet Joseph Smith in , his wife Emma Smith was charged early-on with collecting hymns for and establishing a hymnbook for the new church.

In addition, this was the favorite hymn of General Robert E. Lee and has been played at the funerals of several US politicians. The units were from the North and the South. This was the beloved hymn of General Robert E. Lee and has been performed at the funerals of several US politicians. The members were from the North and the South. The hymn, along with "Jesus Loves Me," were used as the thematic element for Virgil Thomson's Symphony on a Hymn Tune , which was later incorporated into his score for the documentary film The River.

All rights reserved. Reynolds notes that it was a favorite hymn of Theodore Roosevelt, and that Andrew Jackson requested it be sung at his deathbed, and that Robert E. Lee asked it be sung at his funeral. The composer remains unknown. The tune appears in other famous American 19th-century collections such as The Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony with some melodic variations and with changes in harmony, but R. Earlier hymnals in the U.


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  1. Kirg says:
    “How Firm a Foundation” is a hymn that for over two centuries has assured believers of the faithfulness of Christ and the certainty of hope. The first verse acts almost as an introduction to the rest of the text, giving us cause to stop and ponder the Word of assurance that God has given us, described in greater detail in the next four verses.
  2. Torisar says:
    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, Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior.
  3. Nigore says:
    "How Firm a Foundation" is a Christian hymn published in by John Rippon. The obvious theme of this hymn is the firm foundation that God provides to us in a turbulent world. Rippon rejoices in the fact that no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, we can rely upon the solid foundation of the Lord to keep us calm and encouraged.
  4. Medal says:
    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? “Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; I’ll .
  5. Bak says:
    Mar 27,  · “How Firm a Foundation” is a hymn so well known and loved that it was sung during the funerals of U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. It was sung by American troops engaged in the Spanish-American war on Christmas morning in It was a favorite of General Robert E. Lee and also sung at his funeral.
  6. Darr says:
    Jun 05,  · The hymn How Firm a Foundation has been popular among Christians for generations and is a personal favorite of mine. While its origin is a bit of a mystery, the hymn itself has been prominent for generations. It was first published in in a hymnbook edited by John Rippon titled A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.
  7. Dazilkree says:
    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought Standing on the promises of Christ my King A debtor to mercy alone .
  8. Fenrijind says:
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings "How Firm a Foundation.".

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