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Safe on that promise

The billows of Jordan are swelling

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The billows of Jordan are swelling,
And in the dark waters I stand,
But Jesus has promised to keep me,
And Jesus is holding my hand.

Holding my hand,
Holding my hand;
Yes, Jesus has promised to keep me,
And safe on that promise I stand.

2 I fear not the valley of shadows,
For Jesus my Comforter is,
And I shall go home on the promise,
For there is no promise like his. [Refrain]

3 O, I will go home on the promise,
The promise so sure and so strong;
I know it will carry me over
To gladness and glory and song. [Refrain]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #47

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The billows of Jordan are swelling
Title: Safe on that promise
Author: Carrie Ellis Breck
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is holding my hand
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Melodies of Grace and Truth #96

The Golden Sheaf #d76

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The Golden Sheaf #47

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