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Standing on the Promises

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1 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.

2 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]

3 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]

4 Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List'ning ev'ry moment to the Spirit's call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

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1 Todas las promesas del Señor Jesús,
son apoyo poderoso de mi fe;
mientras viva aquí cercado de su luz,
siempre en sus promesas confiaré.

Estribillo:
Grandes, fieles,
las promesas que el Señor Jesús ha dado,
Grandes, fieles,
en ellas para siempre confiaré.

2 Todas las promesas del Señor serán
gozo y fuerza en nuestra vida terrenal;
ellas en la dura lid nos sostendrán,
y triunfar podremos sobre el mal. [Estribillo]

3 Todas sus promesas me ayudarán
a vencer las tentaciones de Satán;
puedo yo confiar en que mi Salvaador
con su dulce voz me guiara. [Estribillo]

4 Todas sus promesas para el pueblo fiel,
el Señor en sus bandades cumplirá,
y confiado sé que para siempre en él
pas eterna mi alma gozará. [Estribillo]


Source: Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: songs for the people of God #45

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Title: Standing on the Promises
Author: Russell Kelso Carter (1886)
Meter: 11.11.11.9 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Standing, standing
Copyright: Public Domain

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