HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION

By Robert Keene

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; O 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
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.


When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.


When through fiery trials thy pathways 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 still leans for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no never forsake!

Background

 

In 2004 Sarah and Steffi asked Hope for the Nations to place their hospital project under its umbrella. During the next four years the hospital project grew, and so did new projects outside of the hospital. In 2010 Hope for the Nations had the opportunity to move in a new direction. With the experience that had been gain working with HFTN, it was our time to spread our wings and fly.

Once we knew we were going to be on our own, we had the tough task of chosing a name in one week. After going back and forth with names and feeling discouraged, we opened up the book, “Daily Hymns” to the 9th of February and read the hymn, “How Firm A Foundation” written by Robert Keene. Instantly, the name came to mind, “Firm Foundations.” We want our association to be firm on the principles of Jesus Christ. Our foundation is the Holy Bible that quotes, “I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Our association is committed to helping the poor, abandoned, and helpless. Thank you to all who have stood behind us to make this association possible.

" I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand " Isaiah 41:10