Scripture Verse

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


Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Songs for Work and Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz et al. (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz, 1900), num­ber 89.

Music: H. O. Ward (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ward’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Oat­man,


If waves of affliction should over thee roll,
Tho’ tempests around thee may sweep,
No storms on life’s oceans can injure thy soul,
The Sav­ior has promised to keep.


Then hold thy faith steady, my brother,
And be not afraid;
For Je­sus will keep
Every promise He’s made.

Whene’er thou art weary, and long seems the road,
If laden with care thou art pressed,
Thy Sav­ior has promised to carry thy load,
Has promised to give thee His rest.


If thou hast been praying for more of His grace,
Hast prayed to know more of His will,
Or prayed to be held in His loving embrace,
He’s promised such prayers to fulfill.


Thy dear, loving Sav­ior has gone to prepare
A mansion in glo­ry for thee;
He’s promised to take thee to live with Him there,
If thou only faithful wilt be.