The promises of Jesus

The promises of Jesus

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [The promises of Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The promises of Jesus,
So precious and so sweet,
And all may know the comfort they possess;
And here is one of many,
With tenderness replete,
“Come, weary one, and I will give you rest.”

Promises, so sweet!
Promises, so sure!
I will lay them on the altar of my heart;
The promises of Jesus,
In token of his love,
I will lay them on the altar of my heart.

2 The way is often rugged,
The future dark and drear,
While at my feet I know that perils lie;
And yet I have this promise,
To strengthen and to cheer,
“Lo, I will safely guide thee with mine eye.” [Refrain]

3 I’m trying to be faithful,
To follow in the way,
To serve him well where sin is ever rife;
For here’s another promise,
That makes me glad today,
“Lo, I will crown thee with a crown of life!” [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #74

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

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First Line: The promises of Jesus
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Promises so sweet