The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.@Matthew 7:25

Louis E. Holcomb, in His Worthy Praise, by Edmund S. Lorenz & Ira B. Wilson (Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1915), number 61.

Edmund S. Lorenz (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as John D. Creswell, one of Lorenz’ pseudonyms.

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

In moments of doubt and of trials severe,
And of sorrows so hard to endure;
This thought to my heart bringeth comfort and cheer:
The foundation of God standeth sure.

Refrain

Sure! Sure! Sure, ever sure!
The foundation of God standeth sure!
No matter what forces of evil abound,
God’s kingdom shall ever endure!

O weary one, be not discouraged by doubt,
For the kingdom of God is secure;
Though Satan in boldness God’s powers may flout,
The foundation of God standeth sure.

Refrain

In triumph the angels are singing the strain,
In the heavenly realms of the pure,
While children of earth join the mighty refrain,
The foundation of God standeth sure.

Refrain