‘How Firm a Foundation’

In our old Dutch Reformed hymnal, way back when, this hymn was sung to the tune of Adeste Fideles. I haven’t heard it sung that way since.

How Firm a Foundation–an 18th-century classic hymn sung in 18th-century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

This morning’s hymn, How Firm a Foundation, has been found in hymnals going back to 1787. Performed here the old-fashioned way, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

Let’s start this blogging day with an old-fashioned hymn–How Firm a Foundation, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. This is probably what the hymn sounded like when it was new.

We are open all day and all night for hymn requests.

‘How Firm a Foundation’

We already have several hymn requests this morning, and I’ll post them all during the course of the day. And help me out, people! I’ll need about 400 views today to climb out of the hole.

How Firm a Foundationby our dear friends and colleagues Joshua and Jeremy: click “CC” for the lyrics. Maybe someday we can get these guys to sing.

‘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.