Scripture Verse

The word of the Lord was precious in those days. 1 Samuel 3:1

Introduction

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Barney E. Warren
(1867–1951)

Words: Bar­ney E. War­ren, Sal­va­tion Ech­oes (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet, 1900), num­ber 166.

Music: Li­ège Clar­ence E. Hun­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Standing on the promise, it is right, I know;
We are safely guarded from the raging foe;
Onward, then, and upward, let us ever go,
Standing on the precious word of God.

Standing on the promise, we shall never fall;
Firmly we believe that Christ is all in all;
We regard with pleasure e’en His faintest call,
Standing on the precious word of God.

Standing on the promise, nothing is more sure;
Things of earth may crumble, we are all secure,
And with living grace in Christ we shall endure,
Standing on the precious word of God.

Standing on the promise, we’re prepared to die;
We are ready, waiting for our home on high,
Passing thro’ the vale of death there’s not a cry,
Standing on the precious word of God.