10622. The Promises I Sing

1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

Text Information
First Line: The promises I sing
Title: The Promises I Sing
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: 66.66.88
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: John Goss (1874)
Meter: 66.66.88
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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