Scripture Verse

The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2:39

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Re­demp­tion, by Jo­shua Gill, George A. McLaughlin, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1899), num­ber 142.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

I’ll tarry at a promise
Till Je­sus meets me there,
He comes along the promise way;
His words, so free and gracious,
I’ll take to Him in prayer,
He comes along the promise way.

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Glory! glo­ry! My Sav­ior comes to me,
His bright and blessèd light I see;
Glory! glo­ry! He meets my soul today,
He comes along the promise way.

From sin I sought sal­va­tion,
And called upon His name,
He comes along the promise way;
O come, ye heavy laden,
His grace is still the same,
He comes along the promise way.

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With every word He gives me,
I hasten to His feet,
He comes along the promise way;
He fills me with His Spi­rit,
He makes my joy complete,
He comes along the promise way.

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When earthly blossoms perish,
And wintry storms appear,
He comes along the promise way;
He soothes my heart in trouble,
He dries the falling tear,
He comes along the promise way.

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