The promises of Jesus

The promises of Jesus

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [The promises of Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

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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.”

Refrain:
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]

Source: Showers of Blessing #74

Author: E. A. Barnes

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. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The promises of Jesus
Author: E. A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Promises so sweet
Copyright: Public Domain

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