“Standing on the Promises”


"Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let his praises ring, Glory in the highest I will shoul an sing, Standing on the promises of God." The singer declares, in various ways, the power of Biblical promises


Though hardly original in idea, this particular hymn has a very simple, easy-to-learn set of parts in the chorus, and seems to be very popular with amateur gospel groups. I'm a bit surprised it isn't more common in tradition. - RBW


  1. ADDITIONAL: Charles Johnson, One Hundred and One Famous Hymns (Hallberg, 1982), pp, 202-203, "Standing on the Promises" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #18551
  3. BI, BdSotPro


Author: R. Kelso Carter (1849-1926)
Earliest date: 1885 (composed, according to Johnson)
Keywords: religious nonballad