Scripture Verse

Exceeding great and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4

Introduction

Words: Sil­as L. Cox, in the Song Crown, by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Tex­as: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 21.

Music: Ma­ni­sa Si­las L. Cox, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cox’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Step out on the promise of Jesus today,
He’s tenderly calling for you;
Go work in His vineyard, great wages He’ll pay,
O trust the great Friend who is true.

Refrain

Step out on the promise of God, my brother,
Step out where the blood can heal;
O carry your burden of sin no further,
But unto the Savior yield.

Step out on the promise of Jesus, my friend,
The world can not give you release;
Step out from sin’s darkness into the great light,
And Jesus will give you sweet peace.

Refrain

Step out on the promise of Jesus, just now,
He says He will pardon today;
Come humbly believing, repent, Him confess,
And every commandment obey.

Refrain