Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given

Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Everlasting life! is the promise giv'n unto them]
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1 "Everlasting life!" is the promise giv’n
Unto him who loves the Savior dear.
"Everlasting life!" and a home in heav’n,
If you will believe His name. (His name.)

Then believe Him; O receive Him,
Blessed Savior, Kingly favor.
Give Him ever best endeavor,
For with Him is everlasting life!

2 "Everlasting life!" shout it far and wide,
Blessed tidings of salvation free;
"Everlasting life!" thro’ His blood applied,
To the sinner in his woe. (his woe.) [Chorus]

3 "Everlasting life!" there is naught to do
But to take the words He gives you now;
"Everlasting life!" precious gift for you,
Thro’ the Savior crucified. (for thee.) [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #10

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

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First Line: Everlasting life, 'tis the promise given
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Then believe him, O receive him



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