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474. 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.

Chorus:
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. (Chorus)

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. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: God hath not promised skies always blue
Title: What God Hath Promised
Author: Annie Johnson Flint
Refrain First Line: But God hath promised strength for the day
Language: English
Publication Date: 1967
Tune Information
Name: [God hath not promised skies always blue]
Composer: William M. Runyan
Key: A♭ Major



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