This Morning’s Hymns August 17, 2007 From Majesty Hymns • found in your pew #416 • My Faith has Found a Resting Place #464 • How Firm a Foundation projected • How Deep the Father’s Love #612 • God is So Good
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Hymn Focus This hymn has been a popular favorite amongst Christians ever since it first appeared, in 1787. It was published then Dr. John Rippon, a Baptist minister in London. When it appeared in Rippon’s A Selection of Hymns , it was signed simply “K.” All efforts to identify this mysterious “K” have been fruitless; and the mystery remains to this day. Whoever he was, he had a thorough knowledge of practical Christianity and of what is needed to encourage troubled saints in their hour of affliction. In a hymn which draws liberally from the promises of the Bible, the author emphasizes the only foundation for a faith which will prevail - the Word of God itself. “ How Firm A Foundation”, is said to have been a particular favorite of President Andrew Jackson. The story is told that once General Jackson called out to a local minister: “There is a beautiful hymn on the subject of the exceeding great and precious promises of God to His people. It was a favorite with my dear wife until the day of her death. It commences thus: ‘How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord!’ I wish you would sing now.” -sermonaudio.com
CBC’s Articles of Faith We believe that the scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; … and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel… 6. On the Freeness of Salvation:
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