The promise was divinely free,
Extensive was the grace;
"I will the God of Abram be,
And of his num'rous race.
He said; and with a bloody seal
Confirmed the words he spoke;
Long did the sons of Abram feel
The sharp and painful yoke.
Till God's own Son, descending low,
Gave his own flesh to bleed;
And Gentiles taste the blessing now,
From the hard bondage freed.
The God of Abram claims our praise,
His promises endure;
And Christ, the Lord, in gentler ways,
Makes the salvation sure.
|Instances (9)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d490||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1850|
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #51||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1838|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #III.III||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.134||The promise was divinely free||Hymn 134||Isaac Watts||22.214.171.124||1806|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #357||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1808|
|Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d266||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1825|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #530||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #C3||The promise was divinely free||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXXXIV||The Promise was divinely free||Circumcision abolished||English||1766|