“How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word;
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?
Fear not, He is with thee, O be not dismayed;
For He is thy God and will still give thee aid:
He’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by his righteous, omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters He calls thee to go,
The rivers of grief shall not thee overflow;
For he will be with thee, thy trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee, thy deepest distress.
When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
His grace all sufficient shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee, His only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose
He will not, he will not, desert to its foes:
That soul, though all hell should endeavour to shake,
He’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”
This says it all. This is all we have. And that’s a flipping lot. We will never be let go. That’s one stubborn love.