Unto You Is Everlasting Life

Hear the promise of the Lord

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Hear the promise of the Lord]
Published in 14 hymnals

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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 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: Hear the promise of the Lord
Title: Unto You Is Everlasting Life
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Everlasting life, the promise reads
Copyright: Public Domain



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