Standing on Promise Ground

On promise ground I have planted my feet

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [On promise ground I have planted my feet]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On promise ground I have planted my feet,
Firm my foundation and safe my retreat;
Here toil is pleasure and service is sweet,
Standing on promise ground.

Standing on promise ground,
I am so glad I this resting place found;
God’s word is sure, and I am secure,
Standing on promise ground.

2 Comfort and blessing abide in my soul,
Doubtings are over and Christ has control;
On him today ev’ry burden I roll,
Standing on promise ground. [Refrain]

3 Treasures of earth all shall rust and decay,
Other foundations shall crumble away;
God’s word abides, we exultingly say,
Standing on promise ground. [Refrain]

4 Looking back over the wearisome way,
Up to the land I am holding today;
Keep me, dear Savior, forever I pray,
Standing on promise ground. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #S3

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On promise ground I have planted my feet
Title: Standing on Promise Ground
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Standing on promise ground
Copyright: Public Domain



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