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

Salathial 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.

Herbert J. Lacey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Salathial C. Kirk (1845 - ca. 1917)

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

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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.

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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.

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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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