Faith grasps the blessing she desires,
How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word.
What more can He say than to you He has said,
To you who to God for your refuge have fled:
Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
For I am your God, I will still give you aid;
I'll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand;
When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be your supply;
The flame shall not hurt you; I only design
Your dross to consume and your gold to refine.