838. 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,
listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,
resting in my Savior as my all in all,
standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Standing on the promises of Christ my king
Title: Standing on the Promises
Author: R. Kelso Carter (1886)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 11.11.11.9 with refrain
Scripture: Joshua 21:45; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 4:20-21; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 3:14-22; Galatians 3:29; Ephesians 6:14-17; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 10:23; James 1:12; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 2:25
Topic: Eternal Life; Gift of the Holy Spirit; The Word (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Standing, standing
Tune Information
Name: PROMISES
Composer: R. Kelso Carter (1886)
Meter: 11.11.11.9 with refrain
Key: B♭ Major


Text Information:

Perhaps because this hymn is so well known, its language sounds vaguely scriptural; but while there are various biblical uses of “stand” and “promise(s),” the two words are never combined. The confidence here is similar to that of "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" (see no. 353).


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