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How Firm a Foundation
by "K" in Rippon's Hymns
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HISTORY OF HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION

Lyrics Written
The lyrics to “How Firm a Foundation” appeared in Baptist minister John Rippon’s A Selection of Hymns, anonymously authored by “K.”
Popularity
Shortened versions of the hymn began to regularly appear in American and British hymnals.
Music Composition
Joseph Funk published the hymn accompanied by an American folk piece that is now the most popularized melody to accompany the hymn. The composer of the song is unknown.
Publishing
All seven stanzas of the hymn were published in renowned preacher Charles Spurgeon’s, Our Own Hymnbook.
Impact
The hymn was sung at the funeral of General Robert E. Lee.
Hymn Publicized
The hymn peaked in popularity, appearing in over 80% of hymnals worldwide.
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Bluegrass

How Firm a Foundation

by RYM Worship

Folk | Country Gospel

How Firm a Foundation

by Hymns of the People

Praise & Worship

How Firm a Foundation

by Co-Mission

Folk | Country Gospel

How Firm a Foundation

by Fernando Ortega

Contemporary

How Firm a Foundation

by Norton Hall Band

Contemporary

How Firm a Foundation

by Jeremy Moore

Hymns

How Firm a Foundation

by Enfield
Songs
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God has said,
“Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Verse
ISAIAH 41:10 NKJV

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Message: 60 Min

How this Hymn

Speaks to Your Suffering

by David Powlison

Verse
MATTHEW 7:24-29 NIV

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

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“Everyone who hears these
words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man
who built his house
on the rock."

Jesus, Matthew 7:24 CSB