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Promise Me

Will you promise me to say a prayer tonight

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Will you promise me to say a prayer tonight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Will you promise me to say a pray’r tonight
To the Lord who did so much for you?
Will you promise me to start tomorrow right
By asking Him to help you thro’?

Will you promise me only promise me
That you’ll do your very best to serve the Lord you love;
Then promise me, only promise me
That you’ll meet me in heav’n above.

2 Will you promise me to turn away from sin,
And be worthy of a Saviour’s love?
Will you strive at heaven’s gate to enter in,
And join the rescued souls above? [Refrain]

3 Will you join the army of the saints below,
Follow Jesus only, ‘til you die?
And be well prepared when you are called to go,
To join the greater one on high? [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #11

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Will you promise me to say a prayer tonight
Title: Promise Me
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will you promise me only promise me
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.