Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Standing on the promises of Christ my King. Russell Kelso Carter* (1849-1928).
First published in Songs of Perfect Love (1886), a book that Carter edited with John R. Sweney*. The hymn is still going strong, with the mesmerising repetitions of the chorus:
Standing, standing,Standing on the promises of God my Saviour;Standing, standing,I'm standing on the promises of God.
It has been extremely popular in the USA. It is found in Ira D. Sankey*’s Sacred Songs and Solos, in five stanzas. These include the stanza (3) which has been omitted from most books:
Standing on the promises I now can seePerfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;Standing on the liberty where Christ makes...
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