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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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.

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