‘How Firm a Foundation’

In the church I grew up in, they sang this hymn to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful. I wonder if ours was the only church that did that.

Anyway, I really couldn’t resist the background sets found here: How Firm a Foundation, sung by Catherine Lovett.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

How Firm a Foundation is one of my favorite hymns; and the way it’s performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band is probably very close to the way it sounded when it was first sung in the 18th century.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

This hymn was on my mind last night, which makes it easy to select one for the following morning. How Firm a Foundation, performed by Bob Kaufin and Sovereign Grace Music–odd, but in my church, way back when, we used to sing this to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful. But it’s a great hymn either way.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

I had occasion to quote from this hymn yesterday, and it stayed with me all day, so I decided that I ought to post it–How Firm a Foundation. I remember: our church hymnal called it “Portuguese hymn,” and we sang it to the tune of O Come, All Ye Faithful. Were we the only ones who did that?

Sung here by the Norton Hall Band at Southern Seminary.

By Request, ‘How Firm a Foundation’

Requested by Joshua: How Firm a Foundation, sung by Francis Ortega.

I have to admit I was feeling a little overwhelmed, this morning, by all the bad nooze out there. They really are purposely trying to destroy our civilization.

But this hymn is a tonic. Drink up and get back to work! We have a war to win for our King.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

How Firm a Foundation was published in 1787. In our church we sung it to the tune of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” but I think we must have been the only ones to do that.

Performed here the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

This is a superb rendition, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, of How Firm a Foundation. In our old church it was sung to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful, but that seems to have been an unusual choice.

‘How Firm a Foundation’ (Norton Hall Band)

If there’s a hymn with more inspiring lyrics than How Firm a Foundation, I don’t know what it is. This performance is by the Norton Hall Band, at Southern Seminary. Relax and get into it.

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‘How Firm a Foundation’

In my church this hymn was sung to the melody that usually goes with O Come, All Ye Faithful. That church is gone: the building remains, but the spirit is gone out of it.

I don’t know who this is, singing How Firm a Foundation, otherwise I’d give due credit. Whoever they are, this brought a tear to my eye.

‘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.