The Fountain (Sincerity) 303
Tune: George Keith; Arranged by Thomas Jefferson Allen, 1902
Lyrics: Ripponís Selection, 1787
Meter: 11s (11,11,11,11)
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 has said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled.
In evíry condition, in sickness, in health,
In povertyís vale or abounding in wealth;
At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand shall thy strength ever be.
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
I, I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
Iíll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
George Keith learned the air of this tune when he was but a small boy. He had never sung it from any book. This air is the melody for SINCERITY from the Southern Harmony.