There's a word of cheer for each

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1 There’s a word of cheer for each fainting heart,
Lay hold on the promise divine;
‘Tis a wondrous word that can grace impart,
Lay hold on the promise divine.

Refrain:
Lay hold on the promise and never let go,
Lay hold on the promise secure;
Tho’ heaven and earth pass away we know
It evermore shall endure;
Lay hold on the promise and never let go,
Lay hold on the promise divine;
It will stand the test, on it you may rest,
Lay hold on the promise divine.

2 He will never leave nor forsake thy soul,
Lay hold on the promise divine;
Ev’ry anxious care on the Master roll,
Lay hold on the promise divine. [Refrain]

3 Have the shadows hid all the way you’ve trod?
Lay hold on the promise divine;
Let you faith reach out to the word of God,
Lay hold on the promise divine. [Refrain]

4 Ev’ry doubt and fear from your heart dispel,
Lay hold on the promise divine;
Ev’rywhere and always it will be well,
Lay hold on the promise divine. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #18

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a word of cheer for each
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Lay hold on the promise
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