Take God at His Word!

O child of the Kingdom in doubt and distress

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [O child of the Kingdom in doubt and distress]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O child of the Kingdom in doubt and distress!
Why linger-thy Father is waiting to bless?
Assur’d of the mercy and love of thy Lord,
Claim each precious promise, take God at His Word!

Chorus:
Take God at His Word,
Take God at His Word!
Believe every promise,
Take God at His Word!

2 Thy pathway thro’ sorrows and trials may go,
Tho’ deep be the waters, they will not o'erflow;
Oh, trust in the Savior, His name be ador’d!
Confide in His promise, take God at His Word! [Chorus]

3 He says He will guide thee through sunshine and gloom;
His presence shall brighten thy path to the throne;
And down in death's valley His voice shall be heard:
Fear not, tempted Christian, take God at His Word! [Chorus]

4 An heir to a kingdom, and promis’d a crown;
With God thy protector—oh, why be cast down?
Oh, think of the triumphs of faith thou hast heard;
Be not unbelieving; take God at His Word! [Chorus]


Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #98

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

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First Line: O child of the Kingdom in doubt and distress
Title: Take God at His Word!
Author: Mary D. James
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #98

Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #d10

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