Buds of Promise

Author: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

As a young girl Phoebe Palmer Knapp (b. New York, NY, 1839; d. Poland Springs, ME, 1908) displayed great musical talent; she composed and sang children’s song at an early age. The daughter of the Methodist evangelist Walter C. Palmer, she was married to John Fairfield Knapp at the age of sixteen. Her husband was a founder of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after his death, she shared her considerable inherited wealth with various charitable organizations. She composed over five hundred gospel songs, of which the tunes for “Blessed Assurance” and “Open the Gates of the Temple” are still popular today. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blooming all for Jesus
Title: Buds of Promise
Author: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Little buds of promise
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Epworth Hymnal #292

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #223

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