Scripture Verse

O Lord…Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25:1

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: John C. White, 1908.

Music: Ash­ford Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

He promised me, tho’ blind and halt and lame,
He would not cast me out if I but came;
He promised me, if I did but believe,
He would my burdened soul from sin relieve.

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He promised me, and I am sure He will
Each loving promise, faithfully fulfill;
For all the counsels of the Lord are sure,
His word, it shall from age to age endure.

He promised me, when friends and comforts flee,
That He my friend and comforter would be;
He promised me, that whatsoe’er betide,
He would from day to day with me abide.

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He promised me, in life’s last solemn hour,
When death seems near and I within its power,
That then I should but close my wearied eyes
On earth, to open them in paradise.

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He promised me that I with Him should stand,
When He shall come to reign o’er sea and land;
He promised me a sweet eternal rest,
A place within the mansions of the blest.

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