this is by far one of my favorite hymns
Capo 1, all chords are relative to capo
AHow firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
E D A Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
E D AWhat more can He say than to you He hath said
Who unto the Savior,Who unto the Savior,
E D AWho unto the Savior, for refuge have fled?
In every condition, -- in sickness, in health,
E D AIn poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth,
E D AAt home and abroad, on the land, or the sea, --
As thy days may demand, As thy days may demand,
E D AAs thy days may demand, So thy succor shall be.
Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
E D AFor I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
E D AI'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, Upheld by My righteous,
E D A Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
E D AThe rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
E D A For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless
And sanctify to thee, And sanctify to thee,
E D AAnd sanctify to thee, thy deepest distress.
When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
E D AMy grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply.
E D AThe flames shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, Thy dross to consume,
E D AThy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
E'en down to old age all My people shall prove
E D AMy sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
E D AAnd when gray hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still, Like lambs they shall still,
E D ALike lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.
The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
E D AI will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
E D AThat soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, I'll never, no never,
E D AI'll never, no never, no never, forsake!