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How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord – Montgomery

First line:
How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord
author of text
K’ in Rippons Selection, 1787, based on Isaiah 43:1-5 and 2 Corinthians 4:16

How firm a foundation was first published in 1787 in A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. The melody (known as 'Montgomery') is believed to have been composed by Samuel Jarvis (d1785), though other sources cite Joseph Funk or John Stanley. It has been sung at the funerals of several US politicians and was the favourite hymn of General Robert E Lee.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2019


The Hymns Album, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD572Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD572 [1'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD572 track 4

Recording date
15 July 2018
Recording venue
Huddersfield Town Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tim Thorne
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & James Waterhouse
Hyperion usage
  1. The Hymns Album, Vol. 2 (SIGCD572)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: April 2019
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