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Standing on the Promises

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1866
R. Kelso Carter
R. Kelso Carter

 
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,
Im standing on the promises of God.

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

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by loves strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirits sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirits call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Story:

Standing on the Promises was written and composed, in 1886, while Russell Carter was serving as a professor in the Pennsylvania Military Academy, a school in which he had been a member of the first graduating class. The rhythmic martial tone of the hymns music possibly reflects Mr. Carters military academy experience

A believers stability for this life as well as his confidence for eternity rests solely on the written promises of Gods Word.

It is this reminder of a Christians daily dependence upon the promises of God that has made this straight-forward, rhythmical gospel hymn a favorite with Gods people for the past century.  


Bible Verses

2nd Corinthians 1:20  - For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
 


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