Praise the Lord for the Promise

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1 Dear to me is the word of God,
Shining light on my pilgrim road,
Word of life sent from heav’n above,
Message of mercy and love.

Refrain:
Praise the Lord for the promise ever true!
Praise the Lord for the promise ever new;
It is given from above, an expression of God’s love
To a world that’s in sin and need.

2 Ev’ry promise revealed to men,
ev’ry promise is yea, Amen!
Thro’ the years they shall all prevail;
Never shall one promise fail. [Refrain]

3 Word from heaven, O word of truth!
Hope of aged and guide of youth!
Thy commandments will we obey,
Walk in Thy counsels alway. [Refrain]

4 Lamp of life shine upon us still,
Ev’ry promise of love reveal,
Guide our feet in life’s pathway bright,
Up to yon fair land of light. [Refrain]

Source: Best Hymns No. 4 #7

Author (Chorus): Harold F. Sayles

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Author: Rev. E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear to me is the word of God
Title: Praise the Lord for the Promise
Author (Chorus): Harold F. Sayles
Author: Rev. E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise the Lord for the promise ever true
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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