The Promises, the Giver

Jacob’s Ladder Crepuscular Panorama/Wikipedia

If in all the world I could trust just you
To forever keep a promise or two
I’d give my soul to you, my dear,
With many a kiss and nary a fear
Believing your promises were safe and true
And I had nothing to fear from you.

But men are men, and women as flawed,
And what they may say at moments aloud
Stands and falls on their treacherous heart
Strong for an instant, weak to a fault,
And I’d be a fool to put all my trust
On promises given from the tenderest breast.

But promises given by One who though human
Is also the one true God come from heaven —
Those promises are defined by the Giver, holy are,
Out of love for us given; they nothing earthly can mar.
Oh now, on Your promises, Christ Jesus, I do stand
For Your heart is trustworthy, but mine, unsteady as sand!

“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20, NLV)

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