The Promises

The promises how precious

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The promises, how precious]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The promises, how precious!
The words of God’s own book!
They shine amid our darkness
Like stars on some lone brook;
Or, like the joyous sunshine,
They fill our path with light,
The fore-gleams of that glory
Where cometh no more night.

The promises, how precious!
I love to call them mine,
Sealed by my Saviour’s dying blood,
In covenant divine.

2 They fall upon waste places
Like gentle drops of rain,
Refreshing and uplifting
The soul that’s faint with pain.
They speak a Father’s blessing,
They breathe a Saviour’s love;
Our comfort in life’s sorrows,
Our pledge of joys above. [Refrain]

3 Yes, they shall stand forever!
God’s word shall still endure,
Amid time’s devastations
Eternally secure.
He’s faithful that hath promised,
I trust his words divine;
Oh, show me all their fulness,
Blest Spirit, make them mine. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #88

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The promises how precious
Title: The Promises
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The promises, how precious
Copyright: Public Domain



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