Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hol­comb (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
(1854–1942)

Lyrics

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