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Hold up a promise to the throne of grace

Hold up a promise to the throne of grace

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hold up a promise to the throne]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hold up a promise to the throne of grace,
Pause for a blessing as you “run the race,”
Look in the guide book for a word of cheer,
Then to the mercy-seat in faith draw near.

Hold up a promise,
Hold up a promise to the throne of grace,
Jesus hath a blessing just to suit your case,
Hold up a promise to the throne of grace.

2 Drop ev’ry burden at the place of pray’r,
Breathing the name that’s always honored there,
Seeking the favor of the Father’s face,
Hold up a promise to the throne of grace. [Refrain]

3 Pray for the Spirit who will give you pow’r,
Bravely to conquer in the testing hour;
O, how we need him in our service here,
Look up, believing; we shall find him near. [Refrain]

4 Faint not, the Master bids us watch and pray,
Walk in his footsteps all along the way,
All clouds will vanish when we see his face,
Hold up a promise to the throne of grace. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #31

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hold up a promise to the throne of grace
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d56

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #94

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #437

The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d112

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #31

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The Golden Sheaf #150

The New Golden Sheaf #d56

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