Scripture Verse

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised. Hebrews 10:23


John Goss (1800–1880)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 316: Fi­de­li­ty to His pro­mis­es.

Music: Ar­thur’s Seat John Goss, in Hymns and Songs of Praise (New York: 1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)


The pro­mis­es I sing,
Which so­ve­reign Love hath spoke;
Nor will th’eter­nal King
His words of grace re­voke;
They stand se­cure, and stead­fast still;
Not Zi­on’s hill abides so sure.

The mount­ains melt aw­ay
When once the Judge ap­pears,
And sun and moon de­cay,
That mea­sure mor­tals’ years;
But still the same, in ra­di­ant lines,
The pro­mise shines thro’ all the flame.

Their har­mo­ny shall sound
Thro’ mine at­tent­ive ears,
When thun­ders cleave the ground,
And dis­si­pate the spheres;
’Midst all the shock of that dread scene
I stand se­rene, Thy Word my rock.