44. What God Has Promised

1. God has not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God has not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God has promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing kindness, undying love.

2. God has not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He has not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.

3. God has not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.

Text Information
First Line: God has not promised skies always blue
Title: What God Has Promised
Author: Annie J. Flint (pub.1919)
Refrain First Line: But God has promised strength for the day
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Scripture: ; ;
Tune Information
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2014)
Incipit: 54665 53165 56716
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain.

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