Scripture Verse

The word of the Lord was precious in those days. 1 Samuel 3:1

Introduction

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R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Words & Mu­sic: R. Kel­so Car­ter, Songs of Per­fect Love (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Standing on the pro­mis­es of Christ my king,
Through eter­nal ages let His prais­es ring,
Glory in the high­est, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the pro­mis­es of God.

Refrain

Standing, stand­ing,
Standing on the pro­mises of God my Sav­ior;
Standing, stand­ing,
I’m stand­ing on the pro­mises of God.

Standing on the pro­mises that can­not fail,
When the howl­ing storms of doubt and fear as­sail,
By the liv­ing Word of God I shall pre­vail,
Standing on the pro­mis­es of God.

Refrain

Standing on the pro­mis­es I now can see
Perfect, pre­sent cleans­ing in the blood for me;
Standing in the li­ber­ty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the pro­mis­es of God.

Refrain

Standing on the pro­mis­es of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eter­nal­ly by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming dai­ly with the Spi­rit’s sword,
Standing on the pro­mis­es of God.

Refrain

Standing on the pro­mis­es I can­not fall,
Listening every mo­ment to the Spi­rit’s call
Resting in my Sav­ior as my all in all,
Standing on the pro­mis­es of God.

Refrain