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What God Hath Promised

Author: Annie Johnson Flint Appears in 24 hymnals Matching Instances: 24 First Line: God hath not promised skies always blue Refrain First Line: But God hath promised strength for the day

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[God hath not promised skies always blue]

Composer: Alfred B. Smith Appears in 1 hymnal Matching Instances: 1 Used With Text: What God Hath Promised
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GOD'S PROMISE

Composer: Joel A. Erickson Appears in 1 hymnal Matching Instances: 1 Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 54665 53165 56716 Used With Text: What God Has Promised
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[God hath not promised skies always blue]

Composer: William M. Runyan Appears in 9 hymnals Matching Instances: 6 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 31233 44433 21724 Used With Text: What God Hath Promised

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But God hath promised strength for the day

Author: Annie Johnson Flint Hymnal: Songs You Requested #d2 (1965) First Line: God hath [has] not promised skies always blue

What God Hath Promised

Author: Annie Johnson Flint Hymnal: Favorites Number 4 #3 (1956) First Line: God hath not promised skies always blue Refrain First Line: But God hath promised strength for the day Languages: English Tune Title: [God hath not promised skies always blue]

God hath [has] not promised skies always blue

Author: Annie Johnson Flint Hymnal: Western Style Songs. Vol. 2 #d7 (1960)

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Alfred B. Smith

1916 - 2001 Composer of "[God hath not promised skies always blue]" in Favorites Number 4 Used pseudonym B. C. Laurelton ---------- In 1930, he began playing on radio broadcasts in Jersey City, New Jersey, on "The Old Fashioned Gospel Hour." After meeting Wendell P. Loveless, Alfred enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and became a member of the WMBI staff. During service as Minister of Music at The Church of the Open Door in Philadelphia, he taught at The Philadelphia School of the Bible in the fall of 1938. During that year, he wrote "For God So Loved the World" after visiting the ninety-four year-old hymn writer George C. Stebbins. Smith met Billy Graham when they were both students at Wheaton College. During their long collaboration, they founded Singspiration in 1941. After graduating from Wheaton, Smith, Graham, and George Beverly Shea started "Youth for Christ" in Chicago. --Daniel Mahraun (from livinghymns.org)

Joel A. Erickson

Composer of "GOD'S PROMISE" in 50 Uncommon Songs

William M. Runyan

1870 - 1957 Composer of "[God hath not promised skies always blue]" in Hymns of Faith Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman



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