Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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John Goss
(1800–1880)

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).

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Philip Doddridge
(1702–1751)

Lyrics

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.