164. The Promises of God

1 I was wand’ring in a wilderness of deep despair and sin,
And my feet were growing weary of the road;
But my sorrow, doubt, and care
Fled when Jesus met me there,
And I learned to trust the promises of God.

I believe the promises of God,
I can trust his never failing Word;
When earthly hopes shall fail,
Or hosts of sin assail,
I rest upon the promises of God.

2 I was followed by the tempter, as he watch’d me day by day,
While I sought the shining path my Saviour trod;
But with panoply and shield,
And the Spirit’s sword to wield,
I have conquered thro’ the promises of God. [Refrain]

3 After days of glad rejoicing came a time of grief and care,
When I sank beneath the heavy chast’ning rod;
And the heart so torn by grief
Found it comfort and relief
Only thro’ the blessed promises of God. [Refrain]

4 So I pave the path before me with the promises of God;
They have brighten’d ev’ry step my feet have trod;
And this shining, happy way
Brightens into perfect day,
Thro’ the never failing promises of God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I was wand’ring in a wilderness of deep despair and sin
Title: The Promises of God
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Publication Date: 1900
Refrain First Line: I believe the promises of God


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