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