Scripture Verse

Exceeding great and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4

Introduction

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Charles W. James
(1873–1919)

Words: Charles W. James, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 183.

Music: Sun Val­ley I. T. Da­vis, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Da­vis’ full name, or where to get a bet­ter pho­to of him, would you ?

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I. T. Davis
(1874–?)

Lyrics

Sweet is the promise of Christ who died,
Opening for sinners the fountain wide;
Come ye and wash in the sacred tide
Flowing on Calvary from His side.

Refrain

Sweet is the promise so rich and free,
Sweet is the promise of Christ to me;
Where He abideth I soon shall be,
Saved by His grace thro’ eternity.

Sweet is the promise, I hear Him say,
All of thy burdens I’ll take away;
Sweet is the promise, I’ll with thee stay,
Thro’ all the stress of life’s weary day.

Refrain

Sweet is the promise of Christ to all,
Answering freely His loving call;
If ye believe Him naught can appall,
For He will keep you whate’er befall.

Refrain