1 ‘Tis the promise of God that he will not forget
The children he holdeth dear;
His arm is strong and his love is sure,
So we need never doubt or fear.
Oh, the love of God is a wonderful love,
Love that will never forget,
Love that will never forget!
Though dark the day, and though weary the way,
God’s love, wonderful love,
His love will never forget.
2 ‘Tis the promise of God that he will not forget;
Rest close to his wounded side;
He bids you come to his waiting arms,
Oh, his wonderful love is wide! [Refrain]
3 ‘Tis the promise of God that he will not forget;
Be sure in the darkest hour;
Lean hard on him, he will never fail,
We may trust in his love and pow’r. [Refrain]
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 >