God's Promises

O glorious promises of God

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [O, glorious promises of God!]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O, glorious promises of God!
Each one a priceless gem!
The richest diamonds of the earth
Are naught compared to them.
Most blessed boon to mortals giv’n,
To cheer life’s dreary way;
Bright lights let down to show the path
To everlasting day.

Sweet promises! God’s promises!
Dear treasures of my soul:
With these I’m rich, with theses secure,
While endless ages roll.

2 No failure in his promises,
But steadfast, firm and sure;
The word of our unchanging God
For ever shall endure.
Tho’ heav’n and earth shall pass away,
And all we love may die,
God’s promises to us remain,—
On these we may rely. [Refrain]

3 Believing them, the Spirit’s pow’r
Renews and purifies,
Thro’ Christ’s all-cleansing, precious blood,
Our perfect sacrifice.
O, glorious legacy of heav’n,
So rich, so vast and free!
These precious promises divine,
Securing all to me. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #140

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O glorious promises of God
Title: God's Promises
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet promises, God's promises
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Glorious Praise #140

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 2 #145

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Rescue Songs #97

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #180

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Songs of Joy and Gladness with Supplement #180

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Songs of Victory #97

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #38

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #102

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Waves of Glory #225

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