The Promise Is for Me

I used to hear the promise

Author: C. W. Naylor
Tune: [I used to hear the promise]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I used to hear the promise,
That Christ would save from sin,
And bring his love unbounded
Where evil long had been.
I did not doubt that others
This blessedness could see,
But long my heart had questioned
That the promise was for me.

Refrain:
But now I see
The promise is for me;
It is no more for others
Than it is for me.

2 I knew that Christ had purchased
Salvation full and free,
And willed that all his people
Should be as pure as he.
And tho’ I asked for cleansing
Whenever I would pray,
I dared not claim his promise
To purge my dross away. [Refrain]

3 I marveled when another
Would shrink before the foe—
Why should he not to battle
With courage boldly go?
But if my spirit faltered
When evil hosts were nigh,
What more could be expected
Of one so weak as I. [Refrain]

4 How long have I been cheated!
But now I claim my right
To have what has been promised,
And Satan put to flight.
In Jesus’ name I’ll conquer,
My heart shall be as snow;
For what he does for others,
He will do for me, I know. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #202

Author: C. W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I used to hear the promise
Title: The Promise Is for Me
Author: C. W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But now I see

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