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I Always Find a Promise

When burdens press, and cares distress

Author: Jennie E. Hussey
Tune: [When burdens press, and cares distress]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When burdens press, and cares distress,
I lift my eyes to heaven;
And humbly plead, to meet my need,
Some promise God has given.

I always find a promise
To cheer me on the way,
And when I seek to claim it,
He never answers nay.

2 Temptations strong may sweep along,
Like ocean billows swelling;
His word can stay their mighty sway,
While safe in him I’m dwelling. [Refrain]

3 What should I fear when he is near,
And in his love enfolds me;
His mighty arm doth keep from harm,
And all the way upholds me. [Refrain]

4 My sinful soul he hath made whole,
And freely all forgiven;
The crimson flow made white as snow,
And brought me hope of heaven. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #43

Author: Jennie E. Hussey

Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: When burdens press, and cares distress
Title: I Always Find a Promise
Author: Jennie E. Hussey
Refrain First Line: I always find a promise
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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