Precious Promise God Hath Given

Words by Nathaniel Niles Music by P. P. Bliss

"Precious promise God hath given
To the weary passer by.”




This well-known hymn was written by Mr. Nathaniel Miles, a resident of Morristown, N. J., and, at that time a lawyer in New York City. He was born at South Kingston, R. I., 1835. The verses were composed on the margin of a newspaper in the railway car one morning while on his way to business. The tune was written by P. P. Bliss, and published in his Gospel Songs in 1874, and later furnished by him for Gospel Hymns. I soon afterward published it in Sacred Songs and Solos, in England, where it became one of the most useful hymns in connection with our meetings. Mr. Moody often requested it to be sung in connection with his lectures on ”The Precious Promises."