I take thy promise, Lord

I take thy promise, Lord

Author: Richmond Deck
Tune: REPOSE (Holmes)
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1. I take Thy promise, Lord, in all its length,
And breadth and fullness, as my daily strength;
Into life’s future fearless I may gaze,
For, Jesus, Thou art with me all the days.

2. Days may be coming fraught with loss and change,
New scenes surround my life, and faces strange;
I thank Thee that no day can ever break,
Savior, when Thou wilt leave me or forsake.

3. There may be days of darkness and distress,
When sin has power to tempt, and care to press—
Yet in the darkest day I will not fear,
For, ’mid the shadows, Thou wilt still be near.

4. Days there may be of joy, and deep delight,
When earth seems fairest, and her skies most bright;
Then draw me closer to Thee, lest I rest
Elsewhere, my Savior, than upon Thy breast.

5. And all the other days that make my life,
Marked by no special joy or grief or strife,
Days filled with quiet duties, trivial care,
Burdens too small for other hearts to share;

6. Spend Thou those days with me, all shall be Thine—
So shall the darkest hour with glory shine.
Then, when these earthly years have passed away,
Let me be with Thee in the perfect day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3079

Author: Richmond Deck

Deck, Henry Legh Richmond, M.A., nephew of J. G. Deck, was born at Hull, May 30, 1858, and educated C. C. C. Cambridge; B.A. in honours 1876, M.A. 1880. Ordained in 1876, he has held in succession three Curacies and three Benefices, and also since 1897 the Vicarage of Christ Church, Folkestone. He published in 1903, All the Days: A Round of Verses for the Days of the Week. His hymn:— I take Thy promise, Lord, in all its length, is based upon the words, "Lo, I am with you always." It was written in 1885. It is included in Hymns of Consecration and Faith, 1902, and others.  Go to person page >

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