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God's Promises Are Sure

Broader than the ocean wide

Author: C. B. Widmeyer
Tune: [Broader than the ocean wide]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Broader than the ocean wide,
Stronger than its highest tide,
Deeper than its measuring rod,
Are the promises of God.

They are sure if you only believe,
They are sure if you only believe,
They are sure if you only believe,
God’s promises are sure.

2 Firmer than the mountain high,
Higher than the distant sky,
Tho’ this earth should pass away,
Yet God’s promises will stay [Chorus]

3 When this world is wrapped in flame,
And the Judge his own shall name,
When the Judgment day is past,
Yet the promises will last. [Chorus]

4 While eternal years roll on,
Thor’ the “ages yet to come,”
Still God’s promises are true,
And we’ll find them ever new. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #50

Author: C. B. Widmeyer

Widmeyer, Charles B. (Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 1884--California, December 14, 1974). Studied vocal music from age 12 under J.M. Cowgill; at age 15 began teaching classes of his own. First song was written at age 15. The first one published, "Upon the Cross," was written at age 20. Bachelor of Music degree from Bethany-Peniel, Bethany, Oklahoma. Wrote more than 350 songs; edited or contributed to many songbooks. "Come and Dine" was written following the reading of John 21:12 and his meditation on the similarity between the tired, hungry disciples and people of his day both spiritually and physically hungry; translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Serbian. --E. Roger Taylor, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Broader than the ocean wide
Title: God's Promises Are Sure
Author: C. B. Widmeyer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are sure if you only believe
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Eureka Sacred Carols #d12

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