Gospel Music: The Martins - The Promise With Lyrics


12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
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Hello,

I heard the gospel song, "The Promise", for the first time on TV this morning...and yet, it seems so familiar that perhaps I HAVE heard it before......

And indeed, after a quick YouTube search I discovered that a decade ago it was first made popular by the gospel trio, The Martins, made up of siblings Joyce Martin Sanders, Jonathan Martin, and Judy Martin Hess.

Winning a 2004 Dove - Southern Gospel Song of the Year, and sung as though the words are spoken by God, it weaves promises found in the bible made by Him to His followers through out it.

For anyone wondering about the "fiery test" they find themselves in...perhaps this song will be a blessing.

I hope that you will be blessed by it!




The Promise - Lyrics
http://www.lyricstime.com/the-martins-the-promise-lyrics.html

I never said that I would give you silver or gold,
Or that you would never feel the fire or shiver in the cold,
But I did say you'd never walk through this world alone,
And I did say don't make this world your home,
I never said that fear wouldn't find you in the night, 
Or that loneliness was something you'd never have to fight,
But I did say I'd be right there by your side,
And I did say I'll always help you fight,

'Cause you know I made a promise that I intend to keep,
My grace will be sufficient in every time of need,
My love will be the anchor that you can hold on to,
This is the promise, this is the promise I've made to you,

I never said that friends would never turn their backs on you,
Or that the world around you wouldn't see you as a fool,
But I did say like me you'll surely be despised,
And I did say My ways confound the wise,
I didn't say you'd never taste the bitter kiss of death,
Or have to walk through chilly Jordan to enter into rest,
But I did say I'd be waiting right on the other side,
And I did say I'll dry every tear you cried,
'Cause you know I made a promise that I've prepared a place,
And someday sooner than you think you'll see me face to face,
And you'll sing with the angels and a countless multitude,
This is the promise, this is the promise I've made to you,
So just keep on walking don't turn to the left or right,
And in the midst of darkness let this be your light,
That hell can't separate us and you're gonna make it through,
This is the promise, this is the promise I've made to you,
Oh, this is the promise, this is the promise I've made to you.......
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