7279. What God Hath Promised

1. God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

Refrain
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

2. God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care. [Refrain]

3. God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: God hath not promised skies always blue
Title: What God Hath Promised
Author: Annie Johnson Flint (1919)
Refrain First Line: But God hath promised strength for the day
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [God hath not promised skies always blue]
Composer: William Marion Runyan
Incipit: 31233 44433 21724
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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