1 How firm the ground on which I stand,
how strong the arm that holds me:
in all that God has willed and planned
His purpose still enfolds me.

2 Through Christ, before the world was made,
with steadfastness unswerving,
his loving hand on me was laid,
despite my undeserving.

3 And since my birth his sovereign grace
has shaped my life's whole story;
so, even now, in Jesus' face
I glimpse the coming glory.

4 His Spirit led me to the cross
to see him die to save me;
and now I count this world as loss
to gain the life he gave me.

5 To make me blameless in his sight
remains his love's endeavour,
till on that Day in heaven's light
I sing his grace for ever.

6 So let us all receive the word
of him who made and knows us;
and praise the everlasting God
who in his mercy chose us.


Derek Baldwin (b. 1944)
© Derek Baldwin, administered by The Jubilate Group
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Suggested tune: St Columba