Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given

Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Everlasting life! is the promise giv'n unto them]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "Everlasting life!" is the promise giv’n
Unto him who loves the Savior dear.
"Everlasting life!" and a home in heav’n,
If you will believe His name. (His name.)

Then believe Him; O receive Him,
Blessed Savior, Kingly favor.
Give Him ever best endeavor,
For with Him is everlasting life!

2 "Everlasting life!" shout it far and wide,
Blessed tidings of salvation free;
"Everlasting life!" thro’ His blood applied,
To the sinner in his woe. (his woe.) [Chorus]

3 "Everlasting life!" there is naught to do
But to take the words He gives you now;
"Everlasting life!" precious gift for you,
Thro’ the Savior crucified. (for thee.) [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #10

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Then believe him, O receive him



The Cyber Hymnal #1386
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #1386

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us