The promise was divinely free,
Extensive was the grace;
“I will the God of Abrah’m be,
“And of his numerous race.”
He said; and with a bloody seal
Confirm’d the words he spoke;
Long did the Sons of Abrah’m feel
The sharp and painful yoke.
Till God’s own Son, descending low,
Gave his own flesh to bleed;
And Gentiles taste the blessing now,
From the hard bondage freed.
The God of Abrah’m claims our praise,
His promises endure;
And Christ the Lord in gentler ways
Makes the salvation sure.