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Instrument(s): Voice (SATB) Style: Hymn
Lyricist(s): R. Keen (c. 1787) Arranger(s): n/a
Meter: 11 11.11 11 anapaestic Date of composition: Not known
Source: Australian Hymn Book plus other sources Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0    CC: Some rights reserved
Last updated: 2005/Jan/18. View change history Music ID Number: Mutopia-2005/01/18-89
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The traditional words to this tune are "How Firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord" by R. Keen.

The tune and arrangement were taken mainly from the Australian Hymn Book (Collins 1977), with minor modifications to make the tune more singable, and to conform with late 18th century singing practice.

The preface in the Australian Hymn Book says:

"No copyright fee is claimed by the Australian Hymn Book Company for the work of the Committees on individual hymns, and these versions of tunes and words may be used without the granting of formal permission"

so the arrangment is useable.

Maintainer: Peter Chubb mutopia (at)

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