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Unto you is everlasting life

Hear the promise of the Lord

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Hear the promise of the Lord]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the promise of the Lord,
As recorded in His word,
“Unto you is everlasting life!”
Heavy-laden and distress’d,
Come, and I will give you rest,
“Unto you is everlasting life!”

“Everlasting life,” the promise reads,
While at God’s right hand the Saviour pleads;
Will you come today, making Christ your stay?
For with Him is everlasting life.

2 Weary pilgrim on the road,
To the judgment seat of God,
“Unto you is everlasting life!”
If on Jesus you believe,
And His blessed word receive,
“Unto you is everlasting life!” [Refrain]

3 Cast on Jesus all your care,
And your burden He will bear,
“Unto you is everlasting life!”
In the strait and narrow way,
He will lead you day by day!
“Unto you is everlasting life!” [Refrain]

Source: The Chorus of Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Meetings, Revivals, Prayer Meetings, and All the Social Services of the Church #98

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: Hear the promise of the Lord
Title: Unto you is everlasting life
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Everlasting life, the promise reads



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11363

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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