How Firm a Foundation

MEN:    Fear not I am with thee, oh 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.
Held by righteous, held by my righteous, upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand.

WOMEN:    Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'rflow,
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee and sanctify to thee, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

ALL:    Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins, fresh courage take,
Our God will never us forsake.

WOMEN:    And soon we'll have this tale to tell: All is well! All is well!
  MEN:     Fear not I am with thee, oh be not dismayed.
ALL:     All is well!

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose.
I will not I can not 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, never forsake!
 

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