Great and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4
Words: Josephine D. Heard, in the African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: African Methodist Episcopal Book Concern, 1898), number 675.
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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.