Scripture Verse

This is what He has promised us…eternal life. 1 John 2:25


Annie J. Flint (1866–1932)

Words: An­nie J. Flint, 1919.

Music: Will­iam M. Run­yan (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Flint (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William M. Runyan (1870–1957)


God hath not pro­mised skies al­ways blue,
Flower strewn path­ways all our lives through;
God hath not pro­mised sun with­out rain,
Joy with­out sor­row, peace with­out pain.


But God hath pro­mised strength for the day,
Rest for the la­bor, light for the way,
Grace for the tri­als, help from above,
Unfailing sym­pa­thy, un­dy­ing love.

God hath not pro­mised we shall not know
Toil and temp­ta­tion, trou­ble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a bur­den, ma­ny a care.


God hath not pro­mised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, ea­sy tra­vel, need­ing no guide;
Never a mount­ain roc­ky and steep,
Never a ri­ver tur­bid and deep.