How Firm a Foundation

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“Keen”, 1787
It is unknown who wrote the text of this hymn. It first appeared in a 1787 collection titled A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, compiled by pastor John Rippon. “Keen” stands for Robert Keene, who was a friend of Rippon’s. It is associated with Keene but unknown if he wrote or simply aided in collecting this hymn for print.

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FIRM FOUNDATION, Bernhard Schumacher, 1931

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Based on Isaiah 43:1-7

The Lutheran Hymnal #427

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  1. Fernando Ortega’s version of How Firm A Foundation, available to listen for free on Spotify:

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