Scripture Verse

In God I have put my trust. Psalm 56:4

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith, Grant C. Tull­ar & Jo­seph W. Ler­man (New York: Tull­ar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 106, alt.

Music: Hil­ton Woods (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Wonderful pro­mise, oh, pre­cious word,
Coming to Je­sus, I glad­ly heard;
Falling like balm on the trou­bled sea,
Telling me my Sav­ior cares for me.
So in Him I trust, mer­ci­ful and just;
Changeless in His love and free;
And His grace with­in ov­er­com­eth sin,
For my Sav­ior cares for me.

Refrain

Trusting in the promise of my Sav­ior King;
Every care to Him I bring.
Trusting in His pro­mise, happy will I be,
For my Sav­ior cares for me.

Wonderful pro­mise! It cheers my days,
Turning pe­ti­tions to grate­ful praise;
Comfort from which gloomy sha­dows flee;
Jesus, bless­èd Sav­ior, cares for me.
Joyful now my song, love can do no wrong;
In His name my trust shall be;
Others may I bring, jew­els for my king,
Singing, Je­sus cares for me.

Refrain

Wonderful pro­mise! Why should I fear?
Only to fol­low His foot­prints clear;
All that is need­ful, will He pro­vide;
Safely to the home­land, He will guide.
Humbly will I go, He the path will show,
Better ser­vice may I bring;
Till, in worlds of love, His re­deem­ing love,
Thro’ eter­nal days I’ll sing.

Refrain