Scripture Verse

There hath not failed one word of all His good promise. 1 Kings 8:56

Introduction

Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by J. Lin­coln Hall, C. Aus­tin Miles & Ir­vin H. Mack (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 5.

Music: Her­bert J. La­cey (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of La­cey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Salathiel C. Kirk
1845–1913

Lyrics

The Lord hath declared, and the Lord will perform:
Behold! I am near to deliver,
A refuge and fortress, a covert in storm
;
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er.

Refrain

Forever! Forever! O not for a day!
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er!
To all who believe, to all who obey,
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er!

Who seek Him shall find Him, shall find Him today,
The word is to all, Whosoever!
No soul that entreateth, He turneth away;
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er.

Refrain

Tho’ often my toil seems but labor in vain,
I leave with the Lord my endeavor;
I patiently wait for the sunshine and rain—
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er.

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My heart may sink low in the depths of its woe,
But ne­ver, He tells me, O ne­ver!
The frail bruisèd reed will He break, and I know
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er.

Refrain

The bonds that unite us in earth’s dearest ties,
The rude hand of Time will discover;
But we shall renew them again in the skies;
He keepeth His promise for­ev­er.

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