8753. Lord, On Thy Promise I Rely

1 Lord on Thy promise I rely,
That Thou wilt hear a sinner’s cry,
In every trying time of need,
And show Thyself the friend indeed.

2 To count Thy mercies I begin,
When, lo, a voice comes from within—
Where shall the countless blessings end,
Which Thou to me dost daily send?

3 Condemned by that most sacred law,
Which broken is each breath I draw?
Lord, only on Thy grace I lean,
Thou canst the guilty soul make clean.

4 Lo, at Thy feet I humbly fall,
And for Thy mercy great I call,
O turn to me Thy smiling face,
Send me the fullness of Thy grace.

Text Information
First Line: Lord on Thy promise I rely
Title: Lord, On Thy Promise I Rely
Author: Josephine D. Heard
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book (Philadelphia: African Methodist Episcopal Book Concern, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Heinrich Christoph Zeuner
Meter: LM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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