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O the promise, blessed promise

Representative Text

1. O, the promise, blessed promise,
How it cheers the pilgrim here,
That our Lord to bring deliv'rance,
Will again to men appear.

Tell abroad the joyful story,
Till the distant nations hear,
That the Lord of life and glory
Will again to men appear.

2. Signs foretold by Christ we've witnessed,
On the earth and in the sky;
And we lift our heads rejoicing,
For redemption draweth nigh. [Chorus]

3. He will bring our long-lost loved ones
Cruel death has torn away;
We shall greet them at the dawning
Of the bright eternal day. [Chorus]

4. Glorious indeed the prospect,
For the King will surely come;
We shall see him in his beauty,
He will take his people home. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #28

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the promise, blessed promise
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Tell abroad the joyful story



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Carols of Hope #28

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Gospel in Song #34

Harvest Bells No. 1 #d61

Sing Out the Glad News #d52

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