1 The promises of Jesus,
So precious and so sweet,
And all may know the comfort they possess;
And here is one of many,
With tenderness replete,
“Come, weary one, and I will give you rest.”
Promises, so sweet!
Promises, so sure!
I will lay them on the altar of my heart;
The promises of Jesus,
In token of his love,
I will lay them on the altar of my heart.
2 The way is often rugged,
The future dark and drear,
While at my feet I know that perils lie;
And yet I have this promise,
To strengthen and to cheer,
“Lo, I will safely guide thee with mine eye.” [Refrain]
3 I’m trying to be faithful,
To follow in the way,
To serve him well where sin is ever rife;
For here’s another promise,
That makes me glad today,
“Lo, I will crown thee with a crown of life!” [Refrain]
Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement.
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