Scripture Verse

Exceeding great and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4


Charles W. James

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 ?

I. T. Davis


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.


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.


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.