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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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



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