firm as a rock your truth must stand, when rolling years shall cease to move., 455

for brothers and sisters united by love stand firm o'er the earth far extended, 518

How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord, 709

In the world's despair and turmoil, one firm anchor holds us fast:, 507

Lift up your standard high! March on in firm array!, 786

may God's love stand firm beneath you, welcome you with glad embrace!, 443

Rejoice, rejoice, God's will stands firm throughout all time and space., 260

standing firm for godly justice, bringing evil things to light., 635

your mercies how tender, how firm to the end, 566

Yours is life that makes us stand firm for truth, all wrong defying, 363


here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace, 421


and should our love's union holy firmly linked no more remain, 673

Bless these lives so firmly planted in the grace the Savior brings, 665

His truth at all times firmly stood, and shall from age to age endure., 539


as he has first loved us, 668

knowing well that if I love you, you, O Lord, have loved me first., 612

thou and thou only first in my heart, 719

True God, he first from death has burst forth into life, all subduing., 368

First and Last

God abides, his word unchanging; God the first and God the last, 507

God is king, his throne eternal; God the first and God the last, 507

Hail, First and Last, the great I Am, in whom we live and move, 703

first fruits

and gladly, Lord, as you bless us, to you our firstfruits give., 657

As saints of old their first fruits brought of vineyard, flock and field, 650

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep., 236

so we today our first fruits bring, the wealth of this good land, 650


lives now the firstborn of the new creation, 626


You, who have fished other oceans, 613


Two fishermen, who lived along the Sea of Galilee, 611


A chosen one today replies, and fit and ready stands., 431

a never-dying soul to save and fit it for the sky., 645

and fit us for heaven, to live with you there., 301

as it is for pilgrims fit, as disciples ought to do., 206

born with talents, make us servants fit to answer at your throne., 652

Endow us richly with your gifts and grace to fit us for the duties of our place, 377

give us a pure and lowly heart, a temple fit for you., 584

O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us, and fit your church to meet this hour, 47

take the fragments of our living. Fit us to your finest scheme., 132


in Christ's strength we have our fitness, work to do and words to say., 627


Fix in us your humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown., 474

In each heart, O fix your dwelling, 716

Jesus, Prince of Peace, be near us; fix in all our hearts your home, 556

On this we fix our minds as, praying side by side, 210

to cast our hopes, to fix our eyes on Christ, on Christ alone, 750


a trust that can't be overthrown fixed heartily on Christ alone., 700

fixed in him may I abide, kept from ever turning., 596

May God's love be fixed above you, overshadow you with grace, 443

Praise the mount -- I'm fixed upon it -- mount of God's redeeming love., 782


her flag of faith, above defeats, in heaven's breeze unfurled, 431

its flag can only be unfurled when you shall breathe from heav'n., 604

where ev'ry battle flag is furled and ev'ry trumpet stilled, 691


and deep within our hearts now shine; there light a flame undying!, 188

as peaceful as a dove and yet as urgent as a flame., 321

Deep in our heart we tend the flame, and as your servant we remain., 536

God the Spirit, guide and guardian,windsped flame and hov'ring dove, 642

God, whom we serve, our God can save, can damp the scorching flame, 106

He assumed all Adam's blame, redeemed us from eternal flame, 277

Here our fevered lives are pleading, show us by your purer flame, 557

Holy Spirit, still creating Christ's one church in tongues of flame, 496

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame., 641

Kindle our hearts to burn with your flame., 489

Like divided tongues of flame on the twelve the Spirit came --, 375

my heart an altar, and your love the flame., 224, 490

O bright is the flame of the candle you give us!, 304

O for the living flame, from his own altar brought, 531

revive in us baptismal grace, and fan our smold'ring lives to flame., 379

Spirit of God, burst forth in flame, searing our conscience, staking your claim, 491

Spirit of God, unleashed on earth with rush of wind and roar of flame, 379

Spirit, wind and flame, empow’ring fearless witness to the lost:, 223

The flame shall not hurt you; I only design your dross to consume and your gold to refine., 709

Then forth they went, with tongues of flame in one blessed theme delighting, 396

There as the Father's word was spoken, not in the pow'r of wind and flame, 315

till all your living altars claim one holy light, one heav'nly flame!, 464

within my heart appear, and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing., 492

You brought the church to birth that day on Pentecost with tongues of flame, 225


Your sunrise turned that night to day; I woke – the the dungeon flamed with light!, 773


Lord of all being, throned afar, your glory flames from sun and star, 122, 159, 464

Pour out your gifts, wrap us in flames of energy and drive, 99

flame's eager might

like the vigor of the wind's rush, like the new flame's eager might:, 498


Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above., 782

We bear the torch that flaming fell from the hands of those, 634


field and forest, vale and mountain, flow'ry meadow, flashing sea, 544


to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?, 709


And when these failing limbs grow numb, and mind and memory flee, 422

e'en death's cold wave I will not flee, since God through Jordan leadeth me., 787

"Flee from woe and danger; come and see, 289

Heav'n's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee, 807

When other helpers fail and comforts flee, 807

While a helpless infant still, he had to flee his foes, 336

You are the way; to you alone from sin and death we flee, 661


All praise to you, eternal Lord, clothed in a garb of flesh and blood, 54

and all flesh shall see the token that God's word is never broken., 264

as Christ's new body takes on flesh and blood., 366

Christ our Savior, Sov'reign, Shepherd, word made flesh, love crucified, 642

feed me with your very body, form me of your flesh and bone., 669

flesh that for our world was wounded, living, for the wounded plead!, 370

God in flesh made manifest, 65, 313

God with us now descends to dwell, God in our flesh, Immanuel., 185

He comes in love as once he came by flesh and blood and birth, 478

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand, 184, 271

Now veiled in feeble flesh and blood, 73

O who am I that for my sake my Lord should take frail flesh, and die?, 482

Our spirit's strength and stay who when all flesh is dust, 425

Son of the Father now in flesh appearing!, 283

that clothes with flesh its fervent prayers, and makes the gospel fact., 524

the arm of flesh will fail you, you dare not trust your own., 752

The Lord Almighty gave the Word that came to us in flesh to dwell, 504

veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail th’incarnate Deity, 295

when the flesh, earth, hell oppose, he'll keep you in his fold., 729

When you took our flesh to set us free, you humbly chose the virgin’s womb., 234

while on cross you hung suspended till your life in flesh had ended., 419

Word made flesh, whose birth among us hallows all our human race, 648

Your Word and Spirit, flesh and blood, 188


and took their flight: hear us, we humbly pray., 380

Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight o'er all the earth, 293

Like the murmur of the dove's song, like the challenge of her flight, 498

not a sparrow falls in flight but a loving God will care, 793

Spirit of truth and love,lifegiving, holy dove,speed on your flight!, 380

Your death and rising set things right. Your presence puts our fears to flight., 337


Fling open wide the golden gates and let the victors in!, 394

Fling wide the door, unbar the gate; the King of glory comes in state, 272

Fling wide the portals of your heart; make it a temple set apart, 51

Then fling the gates wide open to greet your promised King!, 344


God be with you till we meet again; keep love’s banner floating o’er you, 824


and still their heav'nly music floats o'er all the weary world, 286


As saints of old their first fruits brought of vineyard, flock and field, 650

Chosen flock, your faithful Shepherd follow, who laid down his life for you, 444

Come then, come, O flock of Jesus, covenant with him anew, 196, 673

feeds the flock and keeps it safe, and gives his life for them., 336

Here our children find a welcome in the shepherd's flock and fold, 564

keep your flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray., 731

Lord Jesus, 'mid your flock appear; your ransomed congregation bless, 311

love unto our neighbor shows that we are his flock indeed, 416

must come to Christ and join his flock with speed, 593

One the Shepherd who us sought, one the flock his blood has bought., 126, 525

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless your chosen pilgrim flock, 411

to you, as our shepherd, and your flock fast bound., 746

We are the flock he comes to feed, the sheep who by his hand were made., 539

Welcome among your flock of grace with joyful acclamation, 200

your flock, and richly with your word and sacrament still feed us., 200


Shepherds in the field abiding, watching o'er your flocks by night, 293

silent the shepherds watching, the gentle flocks are still., 284

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, 296


Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood., 373

His oath, his covenant, his blood sustain me in the raging flood, 771

Living water, never ending, quench the thirst and flood the soul., 767

Lord Jesus, think on me, that, when the flood is past, 764

while across the shadowy night streamed a flood of glorious light, 276


while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains repeat the sounding joy, 59, 294


God his own shall tend and nourish, in his holy courts they flourish., 667


flourishing as God has granted, soaring high on Spirit wings!, 665


All to you, our God, we owe, source from which all blessings flow., 119

and righteousness, in fountains, from hill to valley flow., 263

he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found, 294

Here is a pasture, rich and never failing, here living waters in abundance flow, 593

let his love flow out to others; let them feel the Savior’s care, 526

Open now the crystal fountain where the healing waters flow, 790

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below, 569, 817

rekindle faith among us in all life's ebb and flow., 378

see from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down, 80, 350

that our life and whole salvation flow from Christ’s blessed incarnation, 197

that truth to keep, that life to win, whose joys eternal flow., 661

till converging they deliver one coherent steady flow, 664

We sense you not in each day's flow, and deeming this for you too low, 738

when I thirst, he bids me go where the quiet waters flow., 723

where the healing waters flow: hear us, holy Jesus., 352


When Jesus wept, the falling tear in mercy flowed beyond all bound, 335

flower  (see also: flow’r)

crown your ancient Church's story; bring its bud to glorious flower, 751

he paints the wayside flower, he lights the evening star, 453

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree, 797


See how the Church sprang up and quickly flowered! To God be endless praise!, 830

flowers  (see also: flow’rs)

and love, joy, hope, like flowers, spring in his path to birth, 263

the fields and flowers in beauty blaze, 365

While with her sweetest flowers thy waiting Zion strews thy way, 269


and flowing throughout all the world's wilderness, 616

chanting bird and flowing fountain, praising you eternally!, 544

Let the sense of wonder flowing from the wonders we survey, 664

Mystic spirit moving, flowing, filling height and depth and length., 132

O God, my faithful God, O fountain ever flowing, 615

who has washed us in the tide flowing from his pierced side, Alleluia!, 216

flow'r  (see also: flower)

Each little flow'r that opens, each little bird that sings --, 467

hill and vale, and tree and flow'r, sun and moon, and stars of light, 538

of ev'ry flow'r, of ev'ry fruit, that God is love., 598

This flow'r, so small and tender, with fragrance fills the air, 302

What colors God has made in flow'r and field and tree!, 466

would bear one perfect flow'r here in the cold of winter and darkest midnight hour., 302

flow'rs  (see also: flowers)

Fair are the meadows, fair arethe woodlands, robed in flow'rs of blooming spring, 470

hearts unfold like flow'rs before you, op'ning to the sun above., 544

without your grace we waste away like flow'rs that wither and decay., 192, 267


field and forest, vale and mountain, flow'ry meadow, flashing sea, 544


Alleluia! Alleluia! Widely as his mercy flows., 529

and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear., 680

Hence flows unending love to him who came lost sinners to redeem, 768

Jesus, in your dying woes, even while your life-blood flows, 352

My life flows on in endless song, above earth's lamentation, 701

peace, which flows from Christ's salvation, 556


Jesus, Lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly, 724

Jesus, Savior, Lord, now to you I fly:, 756


Wake, awake, for night is flying, "the watchmen on the heights are crying, 258


He comes to us in sound of seas, the ocean's fume and foam, 478


who walked upon the foaming deep and calm amid the storm did sleep:, 725


yet brings to focus and contains the many in the one., 431


and sings, "The Lamb for us was slain, our foe is lost forever, 471

Christ, the life of all the living, Christ, the death of death, our foe, 334

Close by your side abiding, I fear no foe, 791

from rock and tempest, fire and foe protect them wheresoe'er they go, 725

God of the neighbor, God of the foe, God of the olive branch, 30

God of the neighbor God of the foe God of the pruning hook, 462

He conquered death and the grave, and our foe is defeated, 639

I fear no foe with you at hand to bless, 807

If the way be drear, if the foe be near, 799

May I run the race before me, strong and brave to face the foe, 585

O Savior, king of glory, who triumphed o'er our foe:, 302

on to heaven, cleansed, forgiven. You o'ercame the foe., 542

safely past the foe to our home we go., 799

sure of being safely guided, guarded well from ev'ry foe., 310

teacher, healer, suff'ring servant, friend of sinners, foe of pride:, 642

The old satanic foe has sworn to work us woe!, 788

till ev'ry foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed., 752

You o'ercame the foe so that we might go, 542


against the Son, our God's delight, and friends betrayed him to his foes., 355

and left the lonesome place of death, despite the rage of foes., 257

awed by his love his foes surrender and fall before the Mighty One., 545

Be strong in faith and serve him against unnumbered foes, 752

Church, unite for the right; let your foes behold your stand, 631

craving pardon for your foes: hear us, holy Jesus., 352

God's word forever shall abide, no thanks to foes who fear it, 788

He sits at God's right hand till all his foes submit, 372

I will not, I will not desert to its foes, 709

in his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes., 529

In the midst of foes, Lord, hear my plea, 756

In your arms I rest me; foes who would molest me cannot reach me here, 722

My foes are ever near me, around me and within, 603

My table thou has furnished in presence of my foes, 720

Our shield from foes, our balm for woes, our great and sure salvation., 121

Pardon, Lord, and are there those who my debtors are, or foes?, 779

safe from known or secret foes, free from sin and Satan's hold, 729

that brought you here, by foes and thieves surrounded, 351

to overcome my foes with words and actions kind, 615

While a helpless infant still, he had to flee his foes, 336

With salvation's walls surrounded you may smile at all your foes., 522

Your hand, in sight of all my foes, shall still my table spread, 730


What but your grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?, 807


Bless, O Lord, this congregation, gather us within your fold, 442

by pledge and sign of bread and wine to fold us in his love., 227

Come as a shepherd; guard and keep your fold from all that fosters sin, 432

Come with the gladsome shepherds, quick hast'ning from the fold, 284

he shall fold me to his breast, there within his arms to rest., 723

Here our children find a welcome in the shepherd's flock and fold, 564

Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand'ring from the fold of God, 782

Partners with the saints of old, no more strangers in the fold, 126, 525

shall find their glorious home in heav'n's eternal fold!, 633

This child of God, though young or old, we welcome now into Christ's fold, 410

when the flesh, earth, hell oppose, he'll keep you in his fold., 729

who us by blood has bought, in mercy sought, and to the fold us brought., 219


in your pleasant pastures feed us, for our use your folds prepare., 731


for tides to turn, or folk be easier to convince?, 698

so ev'ry folk and nation may feel God's warm embrace., 620

which the folk of countless cultures in new words and rhythms raise., 684

young men and women, aging folk and children, praise to the Savior!, 383


he paid the ransom and forgives the hourly follies of our lives, 72


and although the way be cheerless, we will follow calm and fearless, 799

And Christ today invites us still to follow and to live., 481

and listen as he calls your name to come and follow near, 611

and souls forever striving to follow in his ways:, 658

And you, good Christians, one and all who'd follow Jesus' way, 611

Chosen flock, your faithful Shepherd follow, who laid down his life for you, 444

Come, Christians, follow where our Savior led, 623

day by day his voice is sounding, saying, "Christian, follow me.", 600

follow in his footsteps, go where he has trod, 582

Follow to the judgment hall, view the Lord of life arraigned, 349

Follow with rev'rent steps the great example, 151

Gifts may differ, as may service, yet we follow one true Lord, 496

Give us faith to follow you through cross to faith's reward, 336

Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me, 720

I'm ready, Lord, so ready, Lord, to follow till I fall., 601

its message we will follow throughout eternity., 503

Lead on, O King eternal: we follow, not with fears, 753

lead us now in all we do and we still will follow you., 789

Leave all things you have and come and follow me, 611

let us ever follow, and fearless prove, 616

let us, like them, without a word rise up and follow thee., 739

may follow their example, God's ministers to be!, 389

may we each, as sister, brother, follow Christ, not counting cost., 627

May we together follow Christ the Master and know the blessing of his sov'reignty., 671

O give me grace to follow, my master and my friend., 603

O Jesus, you have promised to all who follow you, 603

One in daring, one in sharing, follow Christ, not counting cost., 627

Our Lamb has conquered: let us follow him, 587

Ready, Lord, I'm ready, Lord, to follow where you lead., 601

simply follow your direction, to your will resign our choice., 716

so when you call your fam'ly, Lord, we follow and rejoice., 417

Take up your cross, and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down, 758

take up your cross with willing heart, and humbly follow after me.", 758

till all the world shall learn your love, and follow where your feet have trod, 581

to follow Christ our single aim, and find him true., 425

To follow him, enthroned on high, at the great rising day, 87

To seek for a king was their intent,and to follow the star wherever it went., 290

We answer all in joy your call, we follow to the wedding hall.", 258

We covenant with hand and heart to follow Christ, our Lord, 183, 209

We may not touch his hands and side, nor follow where he trod, 713

who said to them, "Come follow me, my love for you is sure.", 481

You only asked me to follow humbly., 613

Your abundant, joyful ray -- we will follow in its way, 323


Lord, who leaving home and kindred, followed still as duty led, 692

My chains fell off, your voice I knew; was freed, I rose, and followed you., 773

Would crowds that followed turn away? Would pow'rs of evil hold their sway?, 337


and those who would the Father seek your followers must be., 661

shall the marriage supper share, if we his true followers are., 206

They who Jesus' followers are and enjoy his faithful care, 672


his faithful foll'wer I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me., 787


Foll'wing our exalted Head; Alleluia!, 359