Still Celebrating Poetry Month At The Ranch Pen

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That lighthouse better have a firm foundation

Songs are just poetry set to music, so today for National Poetry Month, I’ll share a part of one of my favorite old hymns, How Firm A Foundation, published in 1787 in a collection of hymns by John Rippon. It’s good, good stuff in a world full of crumbling foundations.

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,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

Until next time, God bless all y’all and enjoy Fernando Ortega singing How Firm A Foundation.

[youtube.com/watch?v=gyJQL0a26j4]

*This artist doesn’t necessarily endorse my blog I just love his singing.

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