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Standing On The Promises

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1866
R. Kelso Carter
R. Kelso Carter

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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.

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Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
Iím standing on the promises of God.

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

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by loveís strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spiritís sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spiritís call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Story:

ďStanding on the PromisesĒ was written and composed, in 1886, while Russell Carter was serving as a professor in the Pennsylvania Military Academy, a school in which he had been a member of the first graduating class. The rhythmic martial tone of the hymnís music possibly reflects Mr. Carterís military academy experience

A believerís stability for this life as well as his confidence for eternity rests solely on the written promises of Godís Word.

It is this reminder of a Christianís daily dependence upon the promises of God that has made this straight-forward, rhythmical gospel hymn a favorite with Godís people for the past century.  


Bible Verses

2nd Corinthians 1:20  - For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
 



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