Great and precious promises.@2 Peter 1:4

Josephine D. Heard, in the Afr­i­can Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Hymn and Tune Book (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Af­ri­can Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Book Con­cern, 1898), number 675.

Missionary Chant Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Josephine D. Heard (1861–ca. 1921)

Lord on Thy promise I rely,
That Thou wilt hear a sinner’s cry,
In every trying time of need,
And show Thyself the friend indeed.

To count Thy mercies I begin,
When, lo, a voice comes from within—
Where shall the countless blessings end,
Which Thou to me dost daily send?

Condemned by that most sacred law,
Which broken is each breath I draw?
Lord, only on Thy grace I lean,
Thou canst the guilty soul make clean.

Lo, at Thy feet I humbly fall,
And for Thy mercy great I call,
O turn to me Thy smiling face,
Send me the fullness of Thy grace.