I used to hear the promise, That Christ would save from sin, And bring His love unbounded Where evil long had been. I did not doubt that others This blessedness could see, But long my heart had questioned The promise was for me.
Refrain: But now I see The promise is for me; It is no more for others Than it is for me.
I knew that Christ had purchased Salvation full and free, And willed that all His people Should be as pure as He. And though I asked for cleansing Whenever I would pray, I dared not claim His promise To purge my dross away.
I marveled when another Would shrink before the foe— Why should he not to battle With courage boldly go? But if my spirit faltered When evil hosts were nigh, What more could be expected Of one so weak as I?
How long have I been cheated! But now I claim my right To have what has been promised, And Satan put to flight. In Jesus’ name I’ll conquer, My heart shall be as snow; For what He does for others, He’ll do for me, I know.