The promise way

I'll tarry at a promise till Jesus meets me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I'll tarry at a promise till Jesus meets me]
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1 I’ll tarry at a promise, till Jesus meets me there,
He comes along the promise-way;
His words, so free and gracious, I’ll take to him in prayer,
He comes along the promise-way.

Refrain:
Glory! glory! my Saviour comes to me,
His bright and blessed light I see
Glory! glory! he meets my soul today,
He comes along the promise-way.

2 From sin I sought salvation, and called upon his name,
He comes along the promise-way;
O come, ye heavy-laden, is grace is still the same,
He comes along the promise-way. [Refrain]

3 With every word he gives me, I hasten to his feet,
He comes along the promise-way;
He fills me with his Spirit, he makes my joy complete,
He comes along the promise-way. [Refrain]

4 When earthly blossoms perish, and wintry storms appear,
He comes along the promise-way;
He soothes my heart in trouble, he dries the falling tear,
He comes along the promise-way. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #42

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'll tarry at a promise till Jesus meets me
Title: The promise way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, my Savior comes to me

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The Cyber Hymnal #10608
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