‘How Firm a Foundation’

In the Dutch Reformed Church in which I was raised, we sang this hymn to the melody of O Come All Ye Faithful. Then it was like getting an extra Christmas. But try as I might, I just can’t find any melody for How Firm a Foundation other than the one used here.

I think our hymnal said this was originally an old Portuguese hymn, but maybe my memory’s at fault. Be that as it may, give God the glory.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

One response to “‘How Firm a Foundation’

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Very edifying! I try to get to worship service early so I can read the words of the hymns we are scheduled to sing (great poetry) because when I am actually singing them I have to concentrate on the notes more so than the words.

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