Sunday, January 29, 2017

Swing Out On The Promises




Swing out on the promises, the never failing promises;
Promises of Christ the Lord divine,
Cross the line of Canaan on His everlasting promises,
He will make your paths to glory shine.

Swing out on the promises, Jehovah's blessed promises;
Trusting in His power to make your whole;
He will not forsake the ones who trust His sacred promises,
Cast on Him the burdens of your soul.

Sing out on the promises, the holy Master's promises;
Give your life completely to the Lord;
He will not forsake the soul who trusts in His great promises,
Swing out on the promises of His Word.
- E. M. Bartlett -




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.

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.

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.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

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

Chorus
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.
- R. Kelso Carter -




Bible scholars have pointed out that the phrase "fear not"
appears in the Bible 365 times-
a reassuring promise for each day of the year.
A daily dependence upon the divine promises 
is the only real remedy for our human fears.
The promises of God. . .
they are "yea and amen,"
the only assurance on which we can stand.

Whereby are given unto us 
exceeding great and precious promises.
- 2 Peter 1:4a -




Blessings and joy to you on this Lord's Day.
Love and hugs!

33 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! I had not heard Swing Out On The Promises before so as usual I popped over to Youtube to look it up. I was surprised to find out there are no videos of this hymn. Too bad, but it was lovely to read the words. Thank you for sharing!

Mary Hutchins said...

Hello Sweet Stephanie, I love to sing praises to God. I know I will be singing these hymns in my heart all day! Sending you a big ((hug)).

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I have never heard of this hymn! I just loved the words though, our Lord's promises are to be trusted! Loved your pictures taken with the old hymns this morning, and the fact that there is a "fear not" scripture for every day of the year! In this season our nation is in, what a wonderful message to share - no reason to fear, only to trust in His promises! Hugs to you today dear friend, may you have a blessed Sunday :)

krishna said...

In the morning I read that hymn .. this is so beautiful and enchanting.. and those blue birds are so adorable that I feel like grabbing them.. XOXO..

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Lovely pics for a beautiful post, Stephanie.

May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Hugs ♥

Melanie said...

I've often heard that "fear not" is not a suggestion but a command. Have a blessed day, Stephanie

Regina said...

I have never heard of Swing Out on the Promises but I have heard of Standing on the Promises. I was wondering which hymnal the song is from? I noticed the notes are shape notes and I have several shape note hymnals.
Thank you for posting this!

Karen said...

I read about a missionary to a country where there had been recent terror attacks on the Christians, and many deaths. The church members gathered the next Sunday morning and sang: Standing on the Promises. The young missionary said he would never be able to sing that song again without thinking of the testimony of their faith in the midst of suffering.

Mildred said...

Hi Stephanie, I am familiar with Standing On The Promises. Each of these lyrics are so beautiful and reassuring and as always, your photos are gorgeous. God bless you and your family today.

mari said...

What a wonderful hymn...I'll be singing it as I go about my day :0) Thank you sweet lady for sharing. mari

CherylQuilts said...

While I've not heard of the first hymn before (which seems to have appeared in hymnals for a fairly brief time in the 1920-1950's or thereabouts, I have heard and sung many times the second one. I love Standing on the Promises and remember loving to sing as we were lead by our song leader who was our choir director. And I remember how he would wave his hands to keep us on tempo and to have us hold on certain words for emphasis. One point was at the end where we would sing, "Standing, standing." He would hold us there, and then have us sing the last line. Oh, how I loved his leading and showing us emphasis in certain hymns. What a precious memory, Stephanie, and I thank you for sharing this beautiful and dear hymn with such rich words of Hope in Christ. Praise God for His love and mercy and how we are truly made in God's image. Warm hugs, precious friend! xoxo

domenica.60 said...

It is a pleasure to read such words that bless the Sunday and your sewing is so sweet !
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Franca
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NanaDiana said...

That wonderful old song, Standing On The Promises, will ring through my head all day now. We don't hear many of the old hymns in churches here anymore. What a dear post!
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Blessings- xo Diana

Debbie Harris said...

How sweet are your photos of those birds looking onto the page of that wonderful hymn. I have never heard of the first hymn but certainly love "Standing on the promises of God." I will be signing that now throughout the day. :)
I didn't realize that "fear not" was in the Scriptures 365 times. I am going to research those for a study, thank you for sharing that.
Right now I am researching something else and plan to do a post on it one day in the future. It's something that I came across while memorizing a chapter of the Bible, and it really hit me.

Beautiful post, Stephanie!

Sandy said...

Beautiful post Stephanie - thank you!
sandy xx

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Beautiful. I loved this post. So encouraging. How neat that we are given a promise to remind us not to fear daily.

Regina said...

Stephanie,
I looked at my collection of hymnals and I found Swing Out on the Promises. It looks like we might own the same hymnal "Song We Sing Complete". I got it at a thrift store two bucks! This copy is old from 1954.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Such a beautiful post Stephanie, I have sang that hymn so many times over the years and have always loved it. It's very interesting about the "fear not" being in the bible that many times.

Have a wonderful week ahead, love Aunt Kelly.

Chris Lally said...

Lovely post with such lovely photos - so comforting.
Thank you, Stephanie!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have not heard of that hymn, my friend, but thank you for sharing the words with us, along with your pretty pictures. I didn't know that "fear not" is in the bible 365 times. Isn't that something special for each day of the year? I hope you had a lovely Sunday with your sweet family. Love and blessings to you!

Christine said...

Every morning there is a new promise.
God is good!

Mari said...

I don't know that first song, but I know Standing on the promises very well! It goes wonderfully with the verses you shared, and makes this whole post very encouraging in these days when we so need it. Thanks!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful and as always uplifting. Take care.

Tamago said...

Lovely post, Stephanie! Those little birdies are adorable :-)
Have a wonderful new week xoxo

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie! The design and photos cause me to look forward to spring :)
I am standing firm on His promises!!!
{[hugs}}

Dianna said...

What a precious post, Stephanie. Standing on the Promises is one of my favorite hymns because that is where our victory is found...standing on His promises to us in His Word. I'm not familiar with the Swing on the Promises, but I do love the words! Thank you, Stephanie, for introducing me to it.

living from glory to glory said...

Well, I did not know it was written 365 times, but you are so right there is a promise for each and everyday!
I love that song!! Been practicing Nearer, My God to Thee...
I was thinking about you today as I got out my valentine decorations and I put out the wee little hearts you sent me!
Missing you!
Hugs, Roxy xo

Brenda said...

Perfect timing Stephanie for me to come over to your blog and read about the promises of God. God's promises are definitely 'YES' in Jesus, and we must always BELIEVE in that word spoken to us as it proves itself true no matter how long it takes. His grace is sufficient for us while we wait upon Him.
God bless you for sharing those beautiful words of truth.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Such an important post. We must believe what God says and that He means his promises. We think we do sometimes, but when it comes to the test sometimes we fail. Bless you for such a wonderful reminder that what God says, He means. Hugs

Debbie said...

so pretty stephanie - it's nice and comforting to have such a strong faith!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Standing on the promises of God, oh yes that is what we get through the days sometimes is leaning on the promises God has given us, that he is with us every step of the way, we just need to call upon him.
That is so neat that fear not has been mentioned 365 times in the bible, he never stops amazing me that's for sure.
Hope your week is off to a great start!

Laura Lane said...

Just beautiful my dear. I'd not thought of the Standing on the Promises hymn in a long time. It used to be a favorite. Our current church sings mostly new music.
Be blessed!
Your blog looks so springy. I'm still hoping for snow. We've only had a slight sprinkling once in December.
Laura

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, those little birds are darling. And I love that crocheted doily. It looks like a vintage one, so old and lovely. The Corinthians verse is very special. Thanks for sharing it.

love, ~Sheri

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